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By Sidney B. Cahn,Gerald D. Mahan,Boris E. Nadgorny,Max Dresden

In order to equip hopeful graduate scholars with the information essential to go the qualifying exam, the authors have assembled and solved commonplace and unique difficulties from significant American universities – Boston college, college of Chicago, college of Colorado at Boulder, Columbia, collage 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 know-how. a variety of fabric is roofed and comparisons are made among comparable difficulties of alternative faculties to supply the coed with adequate details to think cozy and assured on the examination. Guide to Physics Problems is released in volumes: this ebook, Part 2, covers Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics; Part 1, covers Mechanics, Relativity and Electrodynamics.

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"… A consultant to Physics difficulties, half 2 not just serves an immense functionality, yet is a excitement to learn. by means of picking difficulties from diverse universities or even various clinical cultures, the authors have successfully shunned a one-sided method of physics. the entire difficulties are strong, a few are very fascinating, a few absolutely interesting, a number of are loopy; yet them all stimulate the reader to contemplate physics, no longer basically to coach you to move an examination. i actually obtained huge excitement in operating the issues, and that i might wager that any one who desires to be a certified physicist might adventure comparable amusement. … This ebook can be a good aid to scholars and professors, in addition to a resource of enjoyment and enjoyment." (From Foreword by way of Max Dresden)

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