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Problems for Physics Students

Problems for Physics Students
With Hints and Answers


  • Date Published: November 1982
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521270731

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  • This book is a collection of some 400 physics problems, with hints on their solutions, and answers. The physics covered encompasses all areas studies by final-year (advanced level) students in schools and high schools. The author has concentrated on presenting interesting (and to some extent unusual) problems which can be solved using the physical principles normally taught in advanced school courses. By working through the questions, the student will become adept at selecting and applying physical principles appropriate to any particular problem. Problems for Physics Students will provide stimulation and practical help not only for those preparing for pre-university examinations in physics, but also for first-year physics and engineering students studying at universities and other institutions offering first-degree courses. Teachers of physics will find this an invaluable sourcebook for ideas to generate discussion, and for unusual problems to stimulate interest.

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    ' … there's enough in the physics of the world around us today to stimulate everyone's imagination; and problems like Dr Riley's are excellent ways of exercising it.' Contemporary Physics

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    • Date Published: November 1982
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521270731
    • length: 192 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • contains: 96 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Physical dimensions
    2. Linear mechanics and statics
    3. Circular and rotational motion
    4. Gravitation and circular orbits
    5. Simple harmonic motion
    6. Waves
    7. Geometrical optics
    8. Interference and diffraction
    9. Structure and properties of solids
    10. Properties of liquids
    11. Properties of gases
    12. Kinetic theory and statistical physics
    13. Heat transfer
    14. Electrostatics
    15. Direct currents
    16. Non-steady currents
    17. Magnetic fields and currents
    18. Electromagnetism
    19. Nuclei
    20. Electrons, photons and atoms
    21. Shorts
    22. Longs
    23. Data handling
    24. Guestimation
    25. Why or how
    26. Sophistry
    Hints and intermediate answers
    Symbols and units
    Formulae and relationships

  • Author

    K. F. Riley, Clare College, Cambridge

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