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  • Series: Classic Text Series
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: GK Publisher (December 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8183552153
  • ISBN-13: 978-8183552158
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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These are the books I am proud to posses !!
mukul agrawal
Just the thought that at one point in my life (about 15 years back), I could solve most of the questions in this book, makes me feel so nice and confident.
David M
If you are at the high school level, are ambitious and want a set of tough problems in Physics, then Irodov should be your book of choice!
Shubhendu Trivedi

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Ramakumar on July 4, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The problems in this book challenges even the best brains in the world. It mostly tests the fundamentals of your knowledge in basic Physics. Some problems may be very tricky and may require the use of principles across two or more topics in Physics (example: electromagnetism and heat). Don't be surprised if I told you that some problems may take a day or more to solve. In the end, this book will prepare you well to take any and toughest examination in the world, in basic Physics. A 'must have' for any Physics lover !!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Santosh Banerjee on October 13, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I really feel proud to give a review on I. E. Irodov's renowned book tilted Problems in General Physics. I still remember those exciting days back in 95,96 when I used to remain engrossed with some of the mathematically challenging problems in the book while preparing for IIT-JEE .I enjoyed solving each one of the problems I've been able to solve.
But , as some one has rightly commented, it's targetted to a mathematically inclined audience,capable of appreciating the need to quantify physics.
So dear readers,a prerequisite for a successful venture into solving Irodov problems is a good grasp of Vector Analysis and Calculus.
Thanks
Santosh Banerjee
--I still miss those problems :-)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By mukul agrawal on May 31, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I urge every student of higer secondary school who loves physics to immediately buy all three books by irodov ..... his problems book, his theory of mechanics and his theory of Electrodynamics.. This book will provide your admiration for the subject more depth.
But, I warn that these books are for those who like ELEGANCE in science. For example if you always prefer to write (vector)F= m (vector)a instead of F = ma ...... if you always prefer to write (vector)a = d/dt (vector) r rather then crude a= x/t ........ then please take my words ...immediately buy this book ......you need this book and this book needs readers like you who can admire the grace of science !!
Irodov's all three books, including this one, were my all time favurite when I was in schools. They were so dear to me that I never allowed anybody to touch them. These are three out of very few books which develops relationship with their reader. They develop mechanics and electrodynamics in avery rigorius manor starting right from the scratch. For example Irodov would never forget to mention the basic assumptions about the sapce and time before he would speak about the newtons Laws of motion. He never forgets the limitation of each and every laws and always states t all the assumptions very precisely. Thats the beauty of Irodov's all three books. Whenever he uses V = IR he states "assuming the material is linear and obeys ohm's law" This is the elegance of physics ..... physics is very precise, very elegant, very gracefull ....... I learnt this from these book only.
A big thanks to Irodov !!
The other one of my dearest book is the third volume Feynman's Lectures. These are the books I am proud to posses !!
Best of Luck Mukul Agrawal
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hemant on March 22, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I should have been here years ago writing this review. If there was _one_ book that I could attribute to making a difference in my early life, this would be it. IE Irodov's 'Problems in General Physics' is a Sistine-Chapel, an Illiad or a Mona Lisa - if you will - of Physics. I am disappointed by the fact that it's probably no longer available. More so, there are just under 10-12 reviews on a book that touched millions and millions of high-school/college students every single year (atleast in the Indian Subcontinent, and of course, Russia).

The book is a collection of problems. Period. Most of them are tough, none of them are easy and all of them are a joy to tackle. Sometimes it may take you even days to figure out a single problem (or maybe I was just stupid). I remember going to bed with a problem and waking up in the middle of the night just because I dreamed of a solution that might work. This book (along with Ressnick and Halliday) inculcated in me a deep understanding of the nature of Physics and the joy of solving problems through rigorous mathematical and analytical techniques. Many problems in Irodov involved not only a good understanding of physics, but also required mental alertness. A question in the "Optics" section could just as easily need an understanding of gravity, electricity and even mechanics.

This book is sure to improve your problem solving skills and, at the same time, get you to look at physics from a mathematical angle. Everyone must get a copy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sandipan Bhattacharyya on March 20, 2004
Format: Hardcover
The classic Irodov problems are daunting in the sense that they are informal and need a thorough understanding of not only a single chapter but a good understanding of all the fundamentals.Some of the problems may take several hours long but don't get bogged down.If you can solve at least 80% of the problems in a single exercise you can rest assure that you have clear fundamentals and also do have the ability to apply them.They are a must for every IIT(Indian Istitute of Technology) aspirant and also comes helps in the olympiads.There are a lot of solution manual in the market(atleast in India) but one should try to stay away from them and have confidence in himself or herself.All in all a class act!
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