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Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems

Author : Thomas Povey
Publisher : Oneworld Publications
Release : 2015-09-08
Category : Mathematics
ISBN : 1780747756
File Size : 15,8 Mb
Total Download : 736

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Book Summary: In Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems, Thomas Povey shares 109 of his favourite problems in physics and maths. A tour de force of imagination and exposition, he takes us by the hand and guides us through uncompromisingly challenging territory that expands our minds and encourages a playful and exploratory approach to study. The puzzles, he says, are like toys. We should pick up the one we most enjoy, and play with it. Whether you are an aspiring scientist or an old-hand, pitting yourself against these problems will test your ability to think, and inspire you with curiosity and enthusiasm for physics. Presented with charm and wit, the questions span the gap between high-school and university-entrance standard material. Detailed answers are lightened with a fascinating and refreshing blend of scientific history, application and personal anecdote. On this delightful and idiosyncratic romp through pre-university maths and physics, the author shows us that behind every single one of these questions lies a new way of thinking about subjects we thought we had understood. He argues that engaging with the unfamiliar is key to forming deeper insights and developing intellectual independence. Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems is a manifesto that science should be playful, and a celebration of the curious.

Brainteaser Physics

Author : Göran Grimvall
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2007-03-15
Category : Mathematics
ISBN : 0801885116
File Size : 33,8 Mb
Total Download : 921

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Book Summary: Does a glass of ice water filled to the brim overflow when the ice melts? Does the energy inside a sauna increase when you heat it up? What's the best way to cool your coffee—adding the creamer first or last? These and other challenging puzzlers provide a fresh—and fun—approach to learning real physics. Presenting both classic and new problems, Brainteaser Physics challenges readers to use imagination and basic physics principles to find the answers. Göran Grimvall provides detailed and accessible explanations of the solutions, sometimes correcting the standard explanations, sometimes putting a new twist on them. He provides diagrams and equations where appropriate and ends each problem by discussing a specific concept or offering an extra challenge. With Brainteaser Physics, students and veteran physicists alike can sharpen their critical and creative thinking—and have fun at the same time.

The Oxbridge Interview Book

Author : Thomas Povey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-11
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1780746024
File Size : 34,9 Mb
Total Download : 957

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Book Summary: In The Oxbridge Interview Book, Thomas Povey shares 109 of his favourite problems in the mathematical sciences, guiding us through the wonderful, fascinating and quirky questions that have become synonymous with the Oxbridge interview. Whether you are an aspiring scientist or an old-hand, you can now pit yourself against these uncompromisingly challenging problems, developed--in time honoured tradition--to test an interviewee's ability to think. Detailed answers are provided, with a refreshing blend of scientific history, application and personal anecdote. In this delightful and idiosyncratic romp through pre-university maths and physics, the author shows us that behind every single one of these questions lies a new way of thinking about subjects we felt we had understood. He argues that engaging with the unfamiliar is key to forming deeper insights and developing intellectual independence. The Oxbridge Interview Book is a manifesto that science should be playful, and that we should celebrate the curious.

200 Puzzling Physics Problems

Author : P. Gnädig,G. Honyek,K. F. Riley
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2001-08-13
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781107393745
File Size : 13,9 Mb
Total Download : 793

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Book 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 brute-force methods and complex mathematics. These intriguing problems, chosen almost exclusively from classical (non-quantum) physics, are posed in accessible non-technical 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.

Physics Problems for Aspiring Physical Scientists and Engineers

Author : Ken Riley
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-01-10
Category : Reference
ISBN : 9781108476690
File Size : 17,9 Mb
Total Download : 974

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Book Summary: Containing over 200 physics problems, with hints and full solutions, this book develops the skill of finding solutions to scientific problems.

Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University

Author : Stephen Siklos
Publisher : Open Book Publishers
Release : 2016-01-25
Category : Mathematics
ISBN : 1783741422
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Total Download : 955

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Book Summary: This book is intended to help candidates prepare for entrance examinations in mathematics and scientific subjects, including STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper). STEP is an examination used by Cambridge colleges as the basis for conditional offers. They are also used by Warwick University, and many other mathematics departments recommend that their applicants practice on the past papers even if they do not take the examination. Advanced Problems in Mathematics is recommended as preparation for any undergraduate mathematics course, even for students who do not plan to take the Sixth Term Examination Paper. The questions analysed in this book are all based on recent STEP questions selected to address the syllabus for Papers I and II, which is the A-level core (i.e. C1 to C4) with a few additions. Each question is followed by a comment and a full solution. The comments direct the reader's attention to key points and put the question in its true mathematical context. The solutions point students to the methodology required to address advanced mathematical problems critically and independently. This book is a must read for any student wishing to apply to scientific subjects at university level and for anybody interested in advanced mathematics.

The Chicken From Minsk

Author : Yuri B. Chernyak,Robert M. Rose
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995-05-05
Category : Mathematics
ISBN : UCSD:31822019327527
File Size : 11,9 Mb
Total Download : 997

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Book Summary: A collection of math and physics problems ranging from tricky to extremely difficult includes clues, answers, and stories about a problem's origin or how it was first solved