By Sidney B. Cahn, Boris E. Nadgorny
In order to equip hopeful graduate scholars with the data essential to cross the qualifying exam, the authors have assembled and solved usual and unique difficulties from significant American universities – Boston college, college of Chicago, collage of Colorado at Boulder, Columbia, college of Maryland, collage of Michigan, Michigan country, Michigan Tech, MIT, Princeton, Rutgers, Stanford, Stony Brook, collage of Tennessee at Knoxville, and the collage of Wisconsin at Madison – and Moscow Institute of Physics and expertise. quite a lot of fabric is roofed and comparisons are made among related difficulties of other faculties to supply the coed with sufficient info to think cozy and assured on the examination. Guide to Physics Problems is released in volumes: this e-book, Part 2, covers Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics; Part 1, covers Mechanics, Relativity and Electrodynamics.
Praise for A advisor to Physics difficulties: half 2: Thermodynamics, Statistical Physics, and Quantum Mechanics:
"… A consultant to Physics difficulties, half 2 not just serves a tremendous functionality, yet is a excitement to learn. by means of making a choice on difficulties from varied universities or even assorted medical cultures, the authors have successfully kept away from a one-sided method of physics. all of the difficulties are stable, a few are very attention-grabbing, a few certainly exciting, a number of are loopy; yet them all stimulate the reader to consider physics, no longer only to coach you to go an examination. i actually bought substantial excitement in operating the issues, and that i could wager that anybody who desires to be a certified physicist may adventure related entertainment. … This ebook can be a very good support to scholars and professors, in addition to a resource of enjoyment and enjoyment." (From Foreword via Max Dresden)
"An very good source for graduate scholars in physics and, one expects, additionally for his or her teachers." (Daniel Kleppner, Lester Wolfe Professor of Physics Emeritus, MIT)
"A great collection of difficulties … Thought-provoking, pleasing, and simply simple enjoyable to solve." (Giovanni Vignale, division of Physics and Astronomy, collage of Missouri at Columbia)
"Interesting certainly and stress-free. the issues are inventive and their suggestions very informative. i'd definitely suggest it to all graduate scholars and physicists regularly … relatively necessary for academics who wish to take into consideration difficulties to offer of their course." (Joel Lebowitz, Rutgers University)
"A very completely assembled, attention-grabbing set of difficulties that covers the foremost parts of physics addressed by means of Ph.D. qualifying assessments. … Will end up most beneficial to either college and scholars. certainly, I plan to exploit this fabric as a resource of examples and illustrations that may be labored into my lectures." (Douglas generators, college of California at Irvine)