Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems Pre-University Physics and Maths Puzzles with Solutions
Written by Thomas Povey
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Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems Pre-University Physics and Maths Puzzles with Solutions by Thomas PoveyIn Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems, Thomas Povey shares 109 of his favourite problems in physics and maths. A tour de force of imagination and exposition, he takes us by the hand and 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.
'Intriguing... What it does, and does very successfully, is explain the style of thinking and analysis interviewers are seeking... This isn't your run-of-the-mill puzzle book'
&T Magazine 'If you fancy doing physics, maths or engineering at university - or wish you once had - it is an absolute must-have buy.
'Povey collects his favorite pre-university problems in math and physics and presents them informally in a welcoming style... Highly recommended.'
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7th May 2015
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