I'm having a hard time with the Irodov problems in General physics, especially with some of the last multistep problems as well as the waves/optics section, mainly because there are more advanced applications of extended object momentum, non-inertial frame, gyroscopic motion that I haven't learnt yet.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Is there a rigorous undergrad level book that has many worked examples and can supplement well the Irodov Problems in General Physics?

I have the Resnick Halliday, but its treatment seemswaytoo simplistic for me to tackle olympiad level problems like those on Irodov.

Here are the topics I need to strengthen:

1. Extended object mechanics (as well as kinematic relationships between interacting objects, which is widely used on pulley problems in Irodov)

2. non-inertial frames (was well as Work-Energy theorem in non-inertial frame)

3. Optics (especially the E&M aspect of optics)

4. gyroscopic motion

5. angular momentum

Some problems I have a hard time, include:

- rolling object hits a corner,

- 2 mass connected by a spring are accelerated by a force

- 2 masses connected by a spring vertically and both leaving the ground after releasing the spring??

- hideous pulley problems

Thanks!

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Book to learn how to solve tough problems.

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?

Draft saved
Draft deleted

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**