200 Puzzling Physics Problems: With Hints and Solutionsby P. Gnadig, G. Honyek, K. F. Riley
Pub. Date: 08/28/2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This text will strengthen a student's ability to apply the laws of physics to practical situations and problems that yield more easily to intuitive insight than to complex mathematics. These problems, chosen almost exclusively from classical (non-quantum) physics, are posed in accessible nontechnical language and require the student to select the right framework in… See more details below
This text will strengthen a student's ability to apply the laws of physics to practical situations and problems that yield more easily to intuitive insight than to complex mathematics. These problems, chosen almost exclusively from classical (non-quantum) physics, are posed in accessible nontechnical language and require the student to select the right framework in which to analyze the situation. The book will be invaluable to undergraduates preparing for "general physics" papers. Some physics professors will even find the more difficult questions challenging. The mathematical prerequisites are minimal and do not go beyond elementary calculus. This intriguing book of physics problems will prove instructive, challenging and fun.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. Problems; 3. Hints; 4. Solutions.
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Have you ever encountered the great experience of solving a good physics problem that makes you realize you have not fully understood some of the physics involved which you thought you did? Well, this collection of thoughts provoking physics problems at an elementary level will provide you with 200 opportunities to test your physical insight, understanding, and problem solving techniques. If you are stumped, there are hints which are a couple to a few lines long to guide you in the right direction. If you desire to just learn from the full solution provided, more than two thirds of the pages are devoted to complete solutions of all 200 problems. There is also a page listing the thematic order of the problems for easy reference. So get yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy the challenges offered by this great compilation, which cosists of problems from Komal and the Cambridge Colleges' entrance examination and others. But don't expect to solve any problem in five minutes though. Enjoy!