Feynman Lectures on Physics:Mainly Mechanics, Radiation and Heat (Volume 1) is a book that is collaboratively written by famous physicists R. P. Feynman, R. B. Leighton, and M. Sands. It is an exhaustive collection of the most important concepts in Physics. The whole book was compiled over a period of two years in California Institute of Technology where Feynman was a lecturer. The book is inclined towards fulfilling the needs of students who are mathematically inclined. The lectures given by Feynman are easy to understand and in simple language. The book is not just for students but also for anyone who wants to understand more of the subject.
The book is divided into fifty two chapters. These include atoms in motion, Newton's Laws of Dynamics, rotation in two dimensions, resonance, transients, optics, electromagnetic radiation, diffraction, interference, mechanisms of seeing, Brownian movement, diffusion, Ratchet and Pawl, Laws of Thermodynamics, beats, modes, harmonics, work and potential energy, rotation in space, conservation of momentum, probability, relation of physics to other sciences, waves, symmetry in physical laws, origin of the refractive index, geometrical optics and much more.
Feynman earned his undergraduate degree from MIT and later he was made a Putnam Fellow at the institute. However he got his PhD from Princeton University. He even won a Nobel Prize in Physics for the amount of contribution he did to the subject. Other books that Feynman wrote include, Theory of Fundamental Processes, The Character of Physical Law and much more.
An author and physicist, R. B. Leighton received his undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree from Caltech. He went onto work at Caltech and while retiring he was the William L. Valentine Emeritus Professor of Physics.
M. Sands, an author, educator, and physicist, received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Physics from Clark University and later received M. A. in Physics from Rice University. He worked at numerous institutions such as University of California, California Institute of Technology, and MIT.
The paperback edition of this book which is published by Narosa Book Distributors Pvt. Ltd., having the ISBN-10 number 8185015821 and ISBN-13 number 978-8185015828, can be purchased online.