Problems in Undergraduate Physics

In this post, we will see a series of books Problems in Undergraduate Physics. 

About the series

This set of four books of problems is based on a translation of a Russian collection which has been in use by students in physics at Moscow State University and the Moscow Physico-Technical In­stitute for a number of years. Where appropriate, answers and solutions to the problems are given in the second part of each volume.

During the course of the translation of these volumes, the authors provided a large list of amendments and additions to their Russian text and these have all been incorporated in this English edition. Many of the additional problems are on topics which have developed during recent years.

The standard of the problems is roughly equivalent to an undergraduate degree course in physics at a British university, or at an American university; it varies from the simple to the rather sophisticated. They can be used in conjunction with almost any textbook on physics at the appropriate level.

We do not have the first volume, the rest of the three volumes are given below. If you know the links to the first volume please post in the comments.

Edit: (just a few hours after posting we received the first volume of mechanics from Raghu N. Many thanks Raghu for the pdf!

Volume 1: Mechanics

Volume 2: Electricity and Magnetism

by S. P Streklov, I. A. El’stin and S. E. Khaikin

Volume 3: Optics

by V. L. Ginzburg, L. M. Levin, D. V. Sivukhin and E. S. Chetverikova

Volume 4: Molecular Physics, Thermodynamics, Atomic and Nuclear Physics

by by V. L. Ginzburg, L. M. Levin, M. S. Rabinovich and D. V. Sivukhin

Table of Contents

Volume I

PROBLEMS

§ 1. Kinematics 3
§ 2. Dynamics of particle motion 14
§ 3. Statics 26
§ 4. Work, Power, Energy 32
§ 5. Laws of conservation of momentum and energy 34
§ 6. Dynamics of a point particle in circular motion 38
§ 7. Dynamics of a rotating rigid body 45
§ 8. Gravity 59
§ 9. Elastic Deformations 63
§ 10. Vibrations 69
§ 11. Hydrostatics and Aerostatics 78
§ 12. Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics 82
§ 13. Acoustics 89

ANSWERS AND SOLUTIONS

§ 1. Kinematics 97
§ 2. Dynamics of particle motion 109
§ 3. Statics 120
§ 4. Work, Power, Energy 122
§ 5. Laws of conservation of momentum and energy 124
§ 6. Dynamics of a point particle in circular motion 130
§ 7. Dynamics of a rotating rigid body 140
§ 8. Gravity 155
§ 9. Elastic Deformations 162
§ 10. Vibrations 171
§ 11. Hydrostatics and Aerostatics 178
§ 12. Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics 181
§ 13. Acoustics 185

 

Volume II

Preface vii
PROBLEMS
§ 1. Electrostatics 3
§ 2. Direct current laws 18
§ 3. Permanent magnets 33
§ 4. The magnetic field of a current 36
§ 5. Electromagnetic induction 49
§ 6. Alternating currents 64
§ 7. Electric currents in liquids 89
§ 8. Thermoelectricity 92
§ 9. Electronics 93
§ 10. Electromagnetic waves 99

ANSWERS AND SOLUTIONS
§ 1. Electrostatics 111
§ 2. Direct current laws 131
§3. Permanent magnets 141
§4. The magnetic field of a current 144
§ 5. Electromagnetic induction 153
§ 6. Alternating currents 167
§ 7. Electric currents in liquids 179
§ 8. Thermoelectricity 181
§9. Electronics 181
§ 10. Electromagnetic waves 186

Volume III

CONTENTS

PROBLEMS

§ 1. Geometrical optics 3
§ 2.Photometry 33
§ 3. Interference and diffraction of light 38
§ 4. Polarisation of light. Fresnel’s formulae 63
§ 5. Crystal optics 70
§ 6. Velocity of light. Optics of moving media and sources. Some problems of the theory of relativity 83
§ 7. Radiation pressure 92
§ 8. Molecular optics 95

ANSWERS AND SOLUTIONS
§ 1. Geometrical optics 117
§ 2. Photometry 156
§ 3. Interference and diffraction of light 161
§ 4. Polarisation of light. Fresnel’s formulae 196
§ 5. Crystal optics 209
§ 6. Velocity of light. Optics of moving media and sources. Some problems of the theory of relativity 233
§ 7. Radiation pressure 251
§ 8. Molecular optics 255

 

Volume IV

CONTENTS
Preface vii
PROBLEMS
Chapter I. Molecular physics and thermodynamics

§ 1. Thermometry. Calorimetry. Thermal expansion 3
§ 2. Thermal conductivity 9
§ 3. Gas laws. The equation of state 14
§ 4. First and second laws of thermodynamics and their applications 19
§ 5. Properties of liquids. Surface tension. Solutions 36
§ 6. Kinetic theory of matter 45
§ 7. Heat radiation 56

Chapter II. Atomic and nuclear physics

§ 8. Structure of the atom and spectra 61
§ 9. X-Rays 69
§ 10. The quantum nature of light. The wave properties of particles 72
§ 11. Nuclear physics 80

ANSWERS AND SOLUTIONS

Chapter I. Molecular physics and thermodynamics

§ 1. Thermometry. Calorimetry. Thermal expansion 115
§ 2. Thermal conductivity 117
§ 3. Gas laws. The equation of state 120
§ 4. Firstand second laws of thermodynamics and their applications 124
§ 5. Properties of liquids. Surface tension. Solutions 143
§ 6. Kinetic theory of matter 157
§ 7. Heat radiation 172

Chapter II. Atomic and nuclear physics

§ 8. Structure of the atom and spectra 177
§9. X-Rays 186
§ 10. The quantum nature of light. The wave properties of particles 189
§ 11. Nuclear Physics 202

Tables 234

 

About The Mitr

I am The Mitr, The Friend
This entry was posted in books, physics, problem books, soviet and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

22 Responses to Problems in Undergraduate Physics

  1. Pingback: Problems in Undergraduate Physics | Chet Aero Marine

  2. N Raghu Meetei says:

    I have the volume 1 of the problems in Undergraduate Physics in pdf. I can share to you. Will you be able to receive if I reply to this email. Please let me know.
    Thanks
    Raghu
    Bangalore

    Like

  3. N Raghu Meetei says:

    I have the volume 1 (Mechanics) of the problems in Undergraduate Physics in pdf. I have sent it to mirtitles@gmail.com.
    Hope you have received it.

    Like

  4. Nilay says:

    Is there volume-1 of the series “Problems in undergraduate physics” ?

    Like

  5. Shiv Raj Sharma says:

    The link to volume-1 of the series “Problems in undergraduate physics” on http://www.archive.org:-

    https://archive.org/details/strelkov-yakovlev-problems-in-undergraduate-physics-vol-i-mechanics.

    Like

  6. Biplab Paul says:

    I think there is an issue with the link for Volume 3 – Optics.
    The file cannot be viewed nor downloaded from Archive.org
    Request you to please look into the same.

    Regards
    Biplab PAul

    Like

  7. Mohamad says:

    Thank you.

    Like

  8. Carames, Manuel says:

    What about Volume 1? How can I get the books? Thank you. manolo

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone Get Outlook for Android

    ________________________________

    Like

  9. manuel j carames says:

    where is “there”?
    Thank you.
    manolo

    Like

  10. manuel j carames says:

    thank you.
    manolo

    Like

  11. Hasse says:

    The link to volume two doesn’t work? Could you please fix it?
    Thanks!

    Like

Leave a Reply to N Raghu Meetei Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.