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The Resource Professor Povey's perplexing problems : pre-university physics and maths puzzles with solutions, Thomas Povey

Professor Povey's perplexing problems : pre-university physics and maths puzzles with solutions, Thomas Povey

Label
Professor Povey's perplexing problems : pre-university physics and maths puzzles with solutions
Title
Professor Povey's perplexing problems
Title remainder
pre-university physics and maths puzzles with solutions
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Povey
Title variation
Perplexing problems
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems, Thomas Povey shares 109 of his favorite problems in physics and maths. A tour de force of imagination and exposition, he guides us through uncompromisingly challenging territory that expands our minds and encourages a playful and exploratory approach to study. "The puzzles," he says, "are like toys. We should pick up the one we most enjoy, and play with it." Whether you are an aspiring scientist or an old-hand, pitting yourself against these problems will test your ability to think, and inspire you with curiosity and enthusiasm for physics. Presented with charm and wit, the questions span the gap between high-school and university-entrance standard material. Detailed answers are lightened with a fascinating and refreshing blend of scientific history, application and personal anecdote. On this delightful and idiosyncratic romp through pre-university maths and physics, the author shows us that behind every single one of these questions lies a new way of thinking about subjects we thought we had understood. He argues that engaging with the unfamiliar is key to forming deeper insights and developing intellectual independence. Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems is a manifesto that science should be playful, and a celebration of the curious
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Povey, Thomas
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA43
LC item number
.P68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Science
Label
Professor Povey's perplexing problems : pre-university physics and maths puzzles with solutions, Thomas Povey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Geometry -- Mathematics -- Statics -- Dynamics and collisions -- Circular motion -- Simple harmonic motion -- Mad inventions and perpetual motion -- Kinematics -- Electricity -- Gravity -- Optics -- Heat -- Buoyancy and hydrostatics -- Estimation
Control code
ocn898424479
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 374 pages
Isbn
9781780747750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781780747750
  • (OCoLC)898424479
Label
Professor Povey's perplexing problems : pre-university physics and maths puzzles with solutions, Thomas Povey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Geometry -- Mathematics -- Statics -- Dynamics and collisions -- Circular motion -- Simple harmonic motion -- Mad inventions and perpetual motion -- Kinematics -- Electricity -- Gravity -- Optics -- Heat -- Buoyancy and hydrostatics -- Estimation
Control code
ocn898424479
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 374 pages
Isbn
9781780747750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781780747750
  • (OCoLC)898424479

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