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on 14 March 2010
I regret to say that Feynman's fabled genius in explaining Physics did not come across in this book. Although the book explained relativity I felt it relied too heavily upon maths to do so and consequently, left me thinking hard to understand at times.
Still, if your willing to put in a little effort to overcome the difficult maths, (or simply overlook it which would make the text disappointingly short), the book is rewarding.
Furthermore, at times Feynman misses mathematical steps which are tricky to fill in yourself depending on your level of mathematical undertsanding.
In conclusion, Six Not So Easy Peices is a good book for those already familiar with relativity and fluent in maths, but is certainly a 'not so easy' read and requires a great deal of concentration if it is to be fully understood.
Additional Info: I am a Y13 Physics and Maths student so this review is from a Y13 perspective.