200 puzzling physics problems
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 P. Gnädig, G. Honyek, K.F. Riley.
 Imprint
 Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
 Physical description
 xiv, 257 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Gnädig, Péter.
 Contributor
 Honyek, G. (Gyula), 1951
 Riley, K. F. (Kenneth Franklin), 1936
Contents/Summary
 Contents

 1. Introduction
 2. Problems
 3. Hints
 4. Solutions.
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 Publisher's summary

This book will strengthen a student's grasp of the laws of physics by applying them to practical situations, and problems that yield more easily to intuitive insight than bruteforce methods and complex mathematics. These intriguing problems, chosen almost exclusively from classical (nonquantum) physics, are posed in accessible nontechnical language requiring the student to select the right framework in which to analyse the situation and decide which branches of physics are involved. The level of sophistication needed to tackle most of the two hundred problems is that of the exceptional school student, the good undergraduate, or competent graduate student. The book will be valuable to undergraduates preparing for 'general physics' papers. It is hoped that even some physics professors will find the more difficult questions challenging. By contrast, mathematical demands are minimal, and do not go beyond elementary calculus. This intriguing book of physics problems should prove instructive, challenging and fun.
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Subjects
 Subjects
 Physics > Problems, exercises, etc.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2001
 Title variation
 Two hundred puzzling physics problems
 ISBN
 0521773067
 0521774802 (pbk.)
 9780521773065
 9780521774802 (pbk.)