200 More Puzzling Physics Problems: With Hints and Solutions

200 More Puzzling Physics Problems: With Hints and Solutions

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Péter Gnädig
Cambridge University Press, 5/25/2016
EAN 9781107503823, ISBN10: 1107503825

Paperback, 496 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.8 cm
Language: English

Like its predecessor, 200 Puzzling Physics Problems, this book is aimed at strengthening students' grasp of the laws of physics by applying them to situations that are practical, and to problems that yield more easily to intuitive insight than to brute-force methods and complex mathematics. The problems are chosen almost exclusively from classical, non-quantum physics, but are no easier for that. They are intriguingly posed in accessible non-technical language, and require readers to select an appropriate analysis framework and decide which branches of physics are involved. The general level of sophistication needed is that of the exceptional school student, the good undergraduate, or the competent graduate student; some physics professors may find some of the more difficult questions challenging. By contrast, the mathematical demands are relatively minimal, and seldom go beyond elementary calculus. This further book of physics problems is not only instructive and challenging, but also enjoyable.

How to use this book
Thematic order of the problems