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

In order to equip hopeful graduate scholars with the data essential to move the qualifying exam, the authors have assembled and solved general and unique difficulties from significant American universities – Boston collage, college of Chicago, collage of Colorado at Boulder, Columbia, collage of Maryland, college of Michigan, Michigan nation, 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 related difficulties of other faculties to supply the scholar with adequate details to consider cozy and assured on the examination. Guide to Physics Problems is released in volumes: this booklet, Part 2, covers Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics; Part 1, covers Mechanics, Relativity and Electrodynamics.

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"… A advisor to Physics difficulties, half 2 not just serves an enormous functionality, yet is a excitement to learn. through settling on difficulties from varied universities or even diversified medical cultures, the authors have successfully shunned a one-sided method of physics. all of the difficulties are sturdy, a few are very attention-grabbing, a few definitely fascinating, a couple of are loopy; yet them all stimulate the reader to contemplate physics, now not basically to coach you to go an examination. i actually bought significant excitement in operating the issues, and that i may bet that anybody who desires to be a qualified physicist might adventure comparable leisure. … This e-book could be a very good aid to scholars and professors, in addition to a resource of delight and enjoyment." (From Foreword by way of Max Dresden)

"An first-class 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 number of difficulties … Thought-provoking, enjoyable, and simply simple enjoyable to solve." (Giovanni Vignale, division of Physics and Astronomy, collage of Missouri at Columbia)

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