We now come to *Problems in Physics* by *A. A. Pinksy*. This is the accompanying “Problem Book” to the two volume set *Fundamentals of Physics* by *A. A. Pinksy* and *B. M. Yavorvsky* (which we might see soon!), who is also the co-author of *A Modern Handbook of Physics* and *Handbook of Physics* with *A. A. Detlaf*.

This book offers the reader over 750 problems concerning the same subject matter as is treated in the two volumes of the “Fundamentals of Physics”. The order of presentation of the theoretical material is also the same.

The availability of a great number of problem books based on the traditional school physics curriculum prompted us to enlarge those sections which are absent from traditional problem books, namely the dynamics of a rotating rigid body, the elements of the theory of relativity and of quantum and statistical physics, of solid-state physics, wave optics, atomic and nuclear physics, etc. Problems dealing with astrophysics illustrate the application of the laws of physics to celestial bodies.

The book contains a few problems requiring elementary

skill in differentiating and integrating, as well as some problems

to be solved with the aid of numerical methods, which

nowadays are being increasingly used.

The book was translated from the Russian by *Mark Samokhvalov* and was first published by Mir Publishers in 1980.

PDF | OCR | Cover | Pagination | Bookmarked | 342 pp | 600 dpi | 21.5 MB (Zip 19.4)

You can get the book here.

Update: Posted Internet Archive Links 03 December 2015, file parameters might be different than listed above.

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**Contents**

Preface

Some Practical Hints

**Part One. Motion and Forces**

*(Problems 17 | Solutions 123| Answers and Hints 306)*

1. Kinematics of a Particle

2. Force

3. Particle Dynamics

4. Gravitation. Electrical Forces

5. Friction

6. Theory of Relativity

**Part Two. Conservation Laws**

*(Problems 30| Solutions 148| Answers and Hints 309)*

7. The Law of Conservation of Momentum. Centre of Mass

8. Total and Kinetic Energy

9. Uncertainty Relation

10. Elementary Theory of Collisions

11. Potential Energy. Potential

12. The Law of Conservation of Energy in Newtonian Mechanics

13. The Law of Conservation of Energy

14. Rotational Dynamics of a Rigid Body

15. Non-inertial Frames of Reference and Gravitation

**Part Three. Molecular-kinetic Theory of Gases**

*(Problems 44| Solutions 183| Answers and Hints 312)*

16. An Ideal Gas

17. The First Law of Thermodynamics

18. The Second Law of Thermodynamics

19. Fundamentals of Fluid -Dynamics

**Part Four. Molecular Forces and States of Aggregation of Matter**

*(Problems 55| Solutions 201| Answers and Hints 314)*

20. Solids

21. Liquids

22. Vapours

23. Phase Transitions

**Part Five. Electrodynamics**

*(Problems 61| Solutions 211| Answers and Hints 315)*

24. A Field of Fixed Charges in a Vacuum

25. Dielectrics

26. Direct Current

27. A Magnetic Field in a Vacuum

28. Charges and Currents in a Magnetic Field

29. Magnetic Materials

30. Electromagnetic Induction

31. Classical Electron Theory

32. Electrical Conductivity of Electrolytes

33. Electric Current in a Vacuum and in Gas

**Part Six. Vibrations and Waves**

*(Problems 87| Solutions 245| Answers and Hints 320)*

34. Harmonic Vibrations

35. Free Vibrations

36. Forced Vibrations. Alternating Current

37. Elastic Waves

38. Interference and Diffraction

39. Electromagnetic Waves

40. Interference and Diffraction of Light

41. Dispersion and Absorption of Light

42. Polarization of Light

43. Geometrical Optics

44. Optical Instruments

**Part Seven. Fundamentals of Quantum Physics**

*(Problems 110| Solutions 281| Answers and Hints 324)*

45. Photons

46. Elementary Quantum Mechanics

47. Atomic and Molecular Structure

48. Quantum Properties of Metals and of Semiconductors

**Part Eight. Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics**

*(Problems 119| Solutions 299| Answers and Hints 327)*

49. Nuclear Structure

50. Nuclear Reactions

**Tables 329**

1. Astronomical Data

2. Mechanical Properties of Solids

3. Thermal Properties of Solids

4. Properties of Liquids

5. Properties of Gases

6. Electrical Properties of Materials (20 °C)

7. Velocity of Sound (Longitudinal Waves)

8. Refractive Indexes

9. Masses of Some Neutral Atoms (amu)

10. Fundamental Physical Constants

I´ve been lusting after this one for a long long time , your great efforts hailed

Thanks a lot Damitr, wonderful post

Thank you very much for the book. I was desparately looking for the same.

Dear Mr Damitr,

Please upload the corresponding text books along with the problems books. Then the problem books’ll have greater significance. Also this site will be a paradise (and an exception though already it is!) for those who want to build up their physics following russian (and soviet) books.

I request you to upload Pinsky,Yavorsky [Fundamentals of Physics vol 1,2] and Academian Landsberg’s [Elementary Physics vol 1,2,3] text as early as possible.

I know scanning those large books is a tiresome work

but once you have done it you have done is forever 😀

Thanks Gr8 . Was searching for this book badly.Your untiring and painstaking efforts for a noble motive is commendable.Regards

Tears in my eyes….I have been searching for this one for so long…almost nostalgic

Oh!! I was seraching for my “childhood” for so long, and I think I’ve found it here. I used to read a lot of books from Mir, a few of them are lost now. But here is almost all of them. Thank you so much.

dear damitr

Why do you not uploading funda. of physics vol 1& 2 pinsky and yavorsky

i cant to download anything … Why ?

Physics by Pinsky download link does not work

shivashankar100@gmail.com

Link updated at Internet Archive 03 December 2015

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Problems in Physics – Pinsky download link do not work

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Thank you for book.I have Yavorsky &Pinsky- Fundamentals of Physics,paper books,for years.Buyed years ago while was student.Now I do have third part.

Brother can you upload those 2 books so other can take benefit from it ?

Mr.Barisic,

I am searching this book for quite along time. Thank you very much for the information.

Please upload all the parts and inform the downloading link.

San