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About the author:
David Morin is a Lecturer and the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Physics Department at Harvard University. He received his A.B. in mathematics from Brown University and his Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from Harvard University. He is the author of five books, including Introduction to Classical Mechanics (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Electricity and Magnetism (Cambridge University Press, coauthor, 2013), and Probability: For the Enthusiastic Beginner (2016). When not writing textbooks, thinking of physics limericks, or conjuring up new problems whose answers involve e or the golden ratio, he can be found running along the Charles River or hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Resources for his books, along with other educational material, can be found on his Harvard webpage.
Problems and Solutions in Introductory Mechanics
Authored by
David J. Morin
Edition:
1
This problem book is ideal for highschool and college students in search of practice problems with detailed solutions. All of the standard introductory topics in mechanics are covered: kinematics, Newton's laws, energy, momentum, angular momentum, oscillations, gravity, and fictitious forces.
The introduction to each chapter provides an overview of the relevant concepts. Students can then warm up with a series of multiplechoice questions before diving into the freeresponse problems which constitute the bulk of the book. The first few problems in each chapter are derivations of key results/theorems that are useful when solving other problems.
While the book is calculusbased, it can also easily be used in algebrabased courses. The problems that require calculus (only a sixth of the total number) are listed in an appendix, allowing students to steer clear of those if they wish.
Additional details: (1) Features 150 multiplechoice questions and nearly 250 freeresponse problems, all with detailed solutions. (2) Includes 350 figures to help students visualize important concepts. (3) Builds on solutions by frequently including extensions/variations and additional remarks. (4) Begins with a chapter devoted to problemsolving strategies in physics. (5) A valuable supplement to the assigned textbook in any introductory mechanics course.
 Publication Date:
 20140814
 ISBN/EAN13:
 1482086921 / 9781482086928
 Page Count:
 352
 Binding Type:
 US Trade Paper
 Trim Size:
 8.5" x 11"
 Language:
 English
 Color:
 Black and White
 Related Categories:
 Science / Mechanics / General
