# Help Needed -- Physics

Hello Brilliant friends, recently I have come across many level 4 and 5 mechanics and Em problems, from my observation I am unable to solve them because I lack the mathematical and some conceptual understanding. I want any recommendations such as books and lectures, especially Problem Solving Books with detailed solutions.Since Physics Olympiads are coming I wanted to prepare for them. Any help Appreciated!

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6 years, 6 months ago

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Start from the basics, The basics of the advanced is bulit by IRODOV, then go for KROTOV, then 200 puzzling problems in physics, past year olympiad papers and if you want to study in depth, make time for Griffiths, purcell, Morrin and of course, FEYNMAN lectures

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Me too big ban of Russian writers. Irodov is still, I think, unmatched in its level of difficulty. But would you suggest it for Olympiad. I 'm just asking, because I find the books has more general problems. Whereas Olympiads are notorious for being tricky. A book that surfaces where the students are more likely to make mistakes, would be more appropriate.

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Then try 200 puzzling problems in physics. Its much more notorious than anyone can expect.

- 6 years, 6 months ago

i totally agree with morin part, david morins classical mechanics is great, but yeah 200 problems are pretty hard, compared to iridov, have you fully finished it @Tushar Gopalka , i am still just digging through it

- 6 years, 6 months ago

I too am dragging myself along. Have completed only till 30 questions. You?

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Thank you for the recommendations @Tushar Gopalka I will start reading them, do you know if these books require mathematical skills above calculus?

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Irodov and Krotov are more mathematically bent.

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Not required but make sure you have a good hold of calculus, especially integration and differential equations.

- 6 years, 6 months ago

thank you very much

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Nope! Calculus is all you need for Irodov.

- 6 years, 6 months ago

I think IRODOV and KROTOV are more than enough.

- 6 years, 6 months ago

What is the definition of enough?

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Hmm.... Don't say u can't solve problems... Just work hard, study hard and don't give up. U av d power to solve problems.If some students can do it... U can also do it.. Just keep practicing nd don't give up.. There is sumtin in. Just bliv in ur self.. '''IT'S IN U'''.

- 6 years, 6 months ago

get these two: Halliday, Resnick & Krane, vol 1, vol 2. One of those which blend math and physics harmoniously.

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- 6 years, 6 months ago

Buy the book "Advanced problems in School physics" Vol-1 and Vol-2 by Cengage Learning. Its an awesome book with questions of a level much higher than Irodov but I am doubtful of its availability in USA

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Try IIT physics by anurag Mishra...best for both concepts and problem solving..

- 6 years, 6 months ago

fundamentals of physics may prove to be useful.

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Conceptual Physics - special edition series - best conceptual book I know. It's how I came to understand the universe. Absolutely underpriced.

Fundamentals of Physics - best operational book I know. It's how I'm learning to solve problems in physics, in my AP Physics C course.

Oh, and by the way, learn Calculus. It is arguably the most beautiful and most useful mathematical subject invented by mankind. If you have some money, I can suggest you possibly the best math lectures in existence on the subject of Calculus.

Good luck.

- 6 years, 6 months ago

thanks man, btw what class are you in?

- 6 years, 6 months ago

12th grade. Look up my messageboard if you want a brief look on what I'm doing this year ;)

- 6 years, 6 months ago

ok sure thanks man

- 6 years, 6 months ago

- 6 years, 6 months ago

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- 6 years, 6 months ago

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- 6 years, 6 months ago

yes thts true

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Use resnick halliday for theory and problems if u complete that switch to I R Irodov. Because it is tough.

- 6 years, 5 months ago

Problems in general physics by I.E. Irodov may be helpful

- 6 years, 6 months ago

HC VERMA Concept of physics s good

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Is HCV available in US too???

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Yes for around 25 dollars....on Amazon.com

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Sorry I don't know but u can buy in from any good site...believe...If u read it u all find some new from that...and solve objectives of that book.....

- 6 years, 6 months ago

You can order it on amazon or any other online shopping site

- 6 years, 6 months ago

ok thanks. I didn't know that.

..so that's a book everyone interested in physics must have. Got to recommend it too.

- 6 years, 6 months ago

I would recommend that you watch some videos on Youtube , especially channels such as "Khan Academy" , "Dr Physics A" , and websites such as "hyper physics , .........." , and as far as i know A level Mathematics books are very very useful , especially the latest versions ! Wish u nothing but the best !

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Thank you sir for the recommendations, i will check them out.

- 6 years, 6 months ago

I think University physics is helpful to you

- 6 years, 6 months ago

Hello Friend, well i can understand that. i am also preparing for the upcoming Physics Olympiad. For conceptual guidance, i would recommen you to go through the book by Resnik-Halliday. Its the "godbook" for clearing physics concepts. and for Probelm Solving part, first you should solve "Problems In Genreal Physics"" by I.E.Irodov. and after completing that you can go through the book by Krotov. these two are solely for high-level physics problems.

Hope That Helps.

- 6 years, 6 months ago