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Dr Robert Piccioni is a physicist, public speaker, educator and expert on cosmology and Einstein's theories.

His "Everyone's Guide Series" e-books makes the frontiers of science accessible to all. With short books focused on specific topics, readers can easily mix and match, satisfying their individual interests. Each self-contained book tells its own story. The Series may be read in any order or combination.

Robert has a B.S. in Physics from Caltech, a Ph.D. in High Energy Physics from Stanford University, was a faculty member at Harvard University and did research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in Palo Alto, Calif.

He has studied with and done research with numerous Nobel Laureates. At Caltech, one of his professors was Richard Feynman, one of the most famous physicists of the 20th century, and a good family friend.

Dr. Piccioni has introduced cutting-edge science to numerous non-scientific audiences, including school children and civic groups. He was guest lecturer on a National Geographic/Lindblad cruise, and has given invited talks at Harvard, Caltech, UCLA, and Stanford University.

His "Everyone's Guide Series" e-books makes the frontiers of science accessible to all. With short books focused on specific topics, readers can easily mix and match, satisfying their individual interests. Each self-contained book tells its own story. The Series may be read in any order or combination.

Robert has a B.S. in Physics from Caltech, a Ph.D. in High Energy Physics from Stanford University, was a faculty member at Harvard University and did research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in Palo Alto, Calif.

He has studied with and done research with numerous Nobel Laureates. At Caltech, one of his professors was Richard Feynman, one of the most famous physicists of the 20th century, and a good family friend.

Dr. Piccioni has introduced cutting-edge science to numerous non-scientific audiences, including school children and civic groups. He was guest lecturer on a National Geographic/Lindblad cruise, and has given invited talks at Harvard, Caltech, UCLA, and Stanford University.

Feynman Lectures Simplified 4B: The Best of Feynman
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 57,990.
Language:
English.
Published: April 29, 2017.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Relativity, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics

Feynman Simplified 4B is an unprecedented catalog and explanation of every key principle and important equation in all of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. This book is an encyclopedia of great physics, from the lectures of one of history’s most brilliant scientists.
In addition, this book explores the major discoveries of physics in the half-century since Feynman gave these lectures.

Feynman Lectures Simplified 2D: Magnetic Matter, Elasticity, Fluids, & Curved Spacetime
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 64,320.
Language:
American English.
Published: April 29, 2017.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Relativity, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics

Feynman Simplified gives mere mortals access to the fabled Feynman Lectures on Physics.
Feynman Simplified: 2D covers the final quarter of Volume 2 of The Feynman Lectures on Physics.

Feynman Lectures Simplified 2C: Electromagnetism: in Relativity & in Dense Matter
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 51,220.
Language:
English.
Published: April 29, 2017.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Electromagnetism, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Relativity

Feynman Simplified gives mere mortals access to the fabled Feynman Lectures on Physics.

Feynman Lectures Simplified 3C: Quantum Mechanics Part Three
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 57,400.
Language:
English.
Published: April 29, 2017.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics

Feynman Simplified gives mere mortals access to the fabled Feynman Lectures on Physics.
Quantum mechanics is rarely taught well in introductory physics courses, largely because this challenging subject was not well taught to many of today’s instructors. Here more than anywhere else, Feynman excels. Here more than anywhere else, Feynman Simplified can help you learn from the very best.

Feynman Lectures Simplified 3B: Quantum Mechanics Part Two
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 54,940.
Language:
English.
Published: April 29, 2017.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics

Quantum mechanics is rarely taught well in introductory physics courses. Here more than anywhere else, Feynman excels. Here more than anywhere else, Feynman Simplified can help you learn from the very best, but at a humane pace.
Feynman Simplified: 3B covers the second third of Volume 3 of The Feynman Lectures on Physics.

Feynman Lectures Simplified 3A: Quantum Mechanics Part One
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 51,490.
Language:
English.
Published: April 29, 2017.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics

Quantum mechanics is rarely taught well in introductory physics courses, largely because this challenging subject was not well taught to many of today’s instructors. Here more than anywhere else, Feynman excels. Here more than anywhere else, Feynman Simplified can help you learn from the very best, but at a humane pace.

Feynman Lectures Simplified 4A: Math for Physicists
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 51,830.
Language:
English.
Published: April 28, 2017.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Mathematics, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Mathematical & Computational

Math is what prevents most science enthusiasts from becoming scientists. This book, Feynman Simplified 4A: Math for Physicists, will help those striving to master the mathematics of physics. It explains step-by-step all the mathematics that most scientists will ever need. From the mundane to the esoteric, this eBook explores it all.

Feynman Lectures Simplified 2B: Magnetism & Electrodynamics
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 57,160.
Language:
English.
Published: April 28, 2017.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Magnetism

Feynman Simplified gives mere mortals access to the fabled Feynman Lectures on Physics. For those who have struggled with the Big Red Books, and for those who were reluctant to take the plunge, Feynman Simplified is for you.
Feynman Simplified: 2B covers one quarter of Volume 2 of The Feynman Lectures on Physics.

Feynman Lectures Simplified 2A: Maxwell's Equations & Electrostatics
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 59,320.
Language:
English.
Published: April 26, 2017.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics

Feynman Simplified gives mere mortals access to the fabled Feynman Lectures on Physics.
Feynman Simplified: 2A covers the first quarter of Volume 2 of The Feynman Lectures on Physics.

Feynman Lectures Simplified 1D: Angular Momentum, Sound, Waves, Symmetry & Vision
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 59,320.
Language:
English.
Published: April 26, 2017.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics

Feynman Simplified gives mere mortals access to the fabled Feynman Lectures on Physics. Feynman Simplified: 1D covers about a quarter of Volume 1, the freshman course, of The Feynman Lectures on Physics.

Feynman Lectures Simplified 1C: Special Relativity and the Physics of Light
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 60,510.
Language:
English.
Published: April 25, 2017.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Relativity, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Optics & Light

Feynman Simplified gives mere mortals access to the fabled Feynman Lectures on Physics.
Feynman Simplified 1C covers about a quarter of Volume 1, the freshman course, of The Feynman Lectures on Physics.

Feynman Lectures Simplified 1B: Harmonic Oscillators, & Thermodynamics
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 47,650.
Language:
English.
Published: July 8, 2014.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Nuclear, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics

For those who have struggled with the Big Red Books, Feynman Simplified is for you.
Feynman Simplified: 1B covers about a quarter of Volume 1, the freshman course, of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. The topics we explore include:
• Harmonic Oscillators, Resonances, and Transients
• Kinetic Theory of Gases
• Statistical Mechanics
• Thermodynamics

Feynman Lectures Simplified 1A: Basics of Physics & Newton's Laws
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$7.99 USD.
Words: 49,010.
Language:
English.
Published: May 25, 2014.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Nuclear, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Relativity

Feynman Simplified gives mere mortals access to the fabled Feynman Lectures on Physics. For those who have struggled with the Big Red Books, and for those who were reluctant to take the plunge, Feynman Simplified is for you. Feynman Simplified makes Feynman’s lectures easier to understand without watering down his brilliant insights.

Black Holes, Supernovae, & More
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 8,240.
Language:
English.
Published: December 1, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Astrophysics

This book continues our exploration of stars. Here we discuss the spectacular ways in which stars die, and explore the exotic remnants: white dwarfs, neutron stars, and particularly, black holes. We talk about what stars are, how they form, their life & death, and how they make the atoms of life.

Special Relativity 2: Spacetime & Space Travel
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 7,280.
Language:
English.
Published: November 30, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Relativity

This is the second book in the Everyone’s Guide Series devoted to Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity. In this book, we will discuss: spacetime; the Lorentz Contraction; relativistic mass and Einstein’s most famous equation E=mc2; space travel, and more.

Quantum Mechanics 5: Entanglement, EPR, Teleportation, & Advanced Topics
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 12,160.
Language:
English.
Published: November 30, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory

This book concludes our exploration of Quantum Mechanics in the Everyone’s Guide Series. Here, we discuss the outstanding mysteries of Quantum Mechanics and the meaning of Reality. We also explore frontier applications of Quantum Mechanics.

Quantum Mechanics 4: Spin, Lasers, Pauli Exclusion & Barrier Penetration
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 11,480.
Language:
English.
Published: November 29, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Waves & Wave Mechanics

In this book, we delve deeper into wavefunctions and explore more Quantum Mechanical mysteries: barrier penetration and spin. We’ll discover how barrier penetration allows particles to “pass through” walls, enables radioactivity, makes star shine, and powers microelectronics in all our digital devices.

Quantum Mechanics 3: Wavefunctions, Superposition, & Virtual Particles
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 8,130.
Language:
English.
Published: November 28, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Waves & Wave Mechanics

In this book, we explore the heart of Quantum Mechanics: wavefunctions, the Schrödinger wave equation, superposition, and the virtual particles that spring forth thanks to the Uncertainty Principle. We will see how these remarkable concepts apply to real particles in real high-energy physics experiments.

General Relativity 4: Astrophysics & Cosmology
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$4.99 USD.
Words: 12,980.
Language:
English.
Published: November 28, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Relativity

This book, and its prequel General Relativity 3, present the clearest, most comprehensible, and most complete introduction to the tensor calculus of differential topology, which Einstein used to explain the cosmos. Derivations that are difficult to find elsewhere, are all collected here and explained in detail.

General Relativity 3: Astrophysics with Tensor Calculus
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$4.99 USD.
Words: 12,010.
Language:
English.
Published: November 26, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Relativity

This book, and its sequel, General Relativity 4: Astrophysics & Cosmology, present the clearest, most comprehensible, and most complete introduction to the tensor calculus of differential topology, which Einstein used to explain the cosmos. Derivations that are difficult to find elsewhere, are all collected here and explained in detail.

General Relativity 2: Spacetime Curvature
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 9,360.
Language:
English.
Published: November 26, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Relativity

This book continues our exploration of the most profound theory of science, Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. We examine more carefully the properties of spacetime, the unity of space and time.

Quantum Mechanics 2: Reality, Uncertainty, & Schrödinger’s Cat
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 6,460.
Language:
English.
Published: November 25, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory

This book is the second stage of our exploration of Quantum Mechanics in the Everyone’s Guide Series. Here, we explore wave packets, the quantum description of particles; wave interference; the fate of Schrödinger’s Cat, and the nature of Reality in the Micro-World; and finally, the Two-Slit experiment, the most famous demonstration of the startling predictions of Quantum Mechanics.

General Relativity 1: Newton vs Einstein
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 8,360.
Language:
English.
Published: November 24, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Relativity, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Gravity

This book is the first of several in the Everyone’s Guide Series devoted to General Relativity. Here, we will compare the theories of gravity of history’s two greatest physicists: Newton and Einstein.

Higgs & Bosons & Fermions....Oh My! SubAtomic Journey
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 9,380.
Language:
English.
Published: November 23, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Atomic & Molecular, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics

This book explores the Micro-World of subatomic particles and forces, including the recently discovered Higgs boson. The pursuit of nature’s smallest parts is one of mankind’s oldest quests, beginning at least 26 centuries ago. But, just in our lifetimes it seems we’ve finally “hit bottom.” Each step deeper into the Micro-World has revealed surprises, and expanded our understanding of nature.

Special Relativity 1: Light, Time & What's Relative
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 7,120.
Language:
English.
Published: November 23, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Relativity, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics

Relativity and Quantum Mechanics are the two major pillars of 20th century physics, which together revolutionized our understanding of nature, utterly dismantling Newtonian physics that had been the gold standard of science for over 200 years, and introducing radically new concepts that defy human intuition. These theories may represent the greatest upheaval in the history of science.

Quantum Mechanics 1: Particles & Waves
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 6,550.
Language:
English.
Published: November 23, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Waves & Wave Mechanics

With this book you begin exploring the mysterious world of Quantum Mechanics — two words that have for over 100 years struck terror in the hearts of both physics students and the general public. As we shall see, the behavior of nature is remarkably surprising in the micro-world of molecules, atoms, and everything smaller yet. But this should be a surprise of wonder instead of terror.

Our Place in the Universe
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 7,610.
Language:
English.
Published: November 21, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Cosmos, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Astrophysics

This book tells the story of our universe and how humanity fits into the grand cosmic scheme. We will explore the most important things that science has discovered about our universe Then we will examine the remarkable way in which humanity fits into the grand scheme of existence.
Einstein said: "The most incomprehensible thing about our universe is that it is comprehensible."

Einstein: Rejection, Persistence, Success
by Robert Piccioni

Price:
$2.99 USD.
Words: 6,470.
Language:
English.
Published: June 19, 2013.
Categories:
Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Cosmos, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Relativity

This book tells the surprising story of Albert Einstein, what he discovered, and how those discoveries enrich our lives everyday. Einstein, the most famous scientist in history, was chosen by Time Magazine as “The Person of the Century.” Indeed, his name has become synonymous with the word “genius.”

advanced algebra
angular momentum
antimatter
astronomy
astrophysics
atoms
barrier penetration
bending of starlight
bernoullis theorem
binary pulsar
black body radiation
black holes
boseeinstein condensates
bosons
brown dwarfs
brownian motion
calculus
conservation laws
conservation laws symmetries
conservation of energy
cosmology
cosmos
crystals
curl
dielectrics
differential equations
differential topology
diffraction
divergence
dynamic fields
einstein
einsteins equivalence principle
electric fields
electrical circuits
electromagnetic mass
electromagnetic waves
electromagnetism
entanglement
entropy
epr paradox
fermions
ferromagnetism
feynman
fields
fourier analysis
fourier series
framedragging
frw expansion equation
galaxies
galaxy
gauss stokes theorem
general relativity
gradients
gravity
gravity waves
hamiltonian operator
harmonic oscillators
harmonics
higgs boson
humanity
inertia
infinite series
kaons
lasers
laws of motion
light
lorentz transform
lorentz transformation
magnetostatics
matrices
maxwells equations
microworld
neutron stars
newton
nuclear fusion
nuclear physics
optics
parallel universes
particle physics
particle spin
particlewave duality
physics
polarization
principle of least action
probability statistics
quantization
quantum gravity
quantum mechanics
quantum operators
quantum theory
radioactivity
refraction reflection
relatitivty
relativity
resonance
resonances
schrdinger
schrodingers cat
schrodingers equation
schwarzchild metric
science
semiconductors
shear forces torsion
space travel
spacetime
spacetime curvature
special relativity
spin rotations
stars
statistical mechanics
superconductivity
supernovae
superposition
symmetry
teleportation
tensor calculus
tensors
tensors matrices
theory of beats
thermodynamics
tidal forces
time
time dilation
two slit experiment
twoslit experiment
uncertainty principle
universe
variational calculus
vector algebra
virtual particles
wavefunctions
waveguides
waves
werner heisenberg
white dwarf stars