- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications (7 May 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1780747756
- ISBN-13: 978-1780747750
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 3 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,81,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems: Pre-University Physics and Maths Puzzles with Solutions Paperback – 7 May 2015
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Description for Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems: Pre-University Physics and Maths Puzzles
'A great book for entertaining and educating anyone with an interest in puzzles'. * Mathematics Today * `Quirky... impressive... whether you want to learn some new methods or brush up on old skills, this book is a fun way to do it' * BBC Focus * `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' * E&T Magazine * 'If you fancy doing physics, maths or engineering at university - or wish you once had - it is an absolute must-have buy.' -- Brian Clegg * Popular Science * `Povey collects his favorite "pre-university" problems in math and physics and presents them informally in a welcoming style... Highly recommended.' * ALA CHOICE Magazine * `Strong's exhaustive study of Buddhisms is both accessible and informative. The volume's greatest strength is the vast detail and breadth of Buddhism that it manages to cover while preserving a sense of what makes Buddhism what it is across a variety of geographic and temporal ranges. The breadth of the book notwithstanding, Strong does well to express the personal experience of Buddhism, and it is clear that this work is the result of decades of research.' * ALA CHOICE Magazine *
About the Author
Thomas Povey is Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, where he researches jet-engine and rocket technology. His science puzzles have appeared in the Guardian and been featured on BBC Radio 4.
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- the puzzles are great, enough variants included to challenge the avid puzzlist.
- his recollections of playing with firecrackers and the like as an inquisitive boy are wonderful - it reminded me of my own childhood.
- the promotional video of the book on Youtube, will convince you; make it a memorable gift to a son (or daughter) entering university physics.
My only complaint is that the answers follow the questions - so it's too easy to peak at the solutions - stupid editor strikes again - sigh...