It was Feynmans outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics Fromto , Feynman delivered a series of lectures at the California Institute of Technology that revolutionized the teaching of physics In Six Not So Easy Pieces, taken from these famous lectures, Feynman delves into one of the most revolutionary discoveries in twentieth century physics Einsteins theory of relativity The idea that the flow of time is not constant, that the mass of an object depends on its velocity, and that the speed of light is a constant no matter what the motion of the observer, at first seemed shocking to scientists and laymen alike But as Feynman shows, these tricky ideas are not merely dry principles of physics, but things of beauty and eleganceNo onenot even Einstein himselfexplained these difficult, anti intuitive conceptsclearly, or withverve and gusto, than Richard Feynman Filled with wonderful examples and clever illustrations, Six Not So Easy Pieces is the ideal introduction to fundamentals of physics by one of the most admired and accessible physicists of all timesThere is no better explanation for the scientifically literate laymanThe Washington Post Book WorldRichard P Feynman was Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology He was awarded theNobel Prize for his work on the development of quantum field theory He was also one of the most famous and beloved figures of the twentieth century, both in physics and as a public intellectual