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Krotov's Aptitude Test Problems in Physics

  1. Feb 23, 2010 #1

    I've been asking this forum if someone had any ideia where to find it, but I got no replies.

    So, just to be sure it's not a problem of visibility, here it is again, with the ensurance that i've spend countless hours googling it's whereabouts.

    I'm sure that I'm not the only one looking for this so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. Feb 24, 2010 #2
    Hey, I was about to ask the same thing, when I found your post!
    (it's not visibility then!)
    I've also googled it, and even found some websites that sell it, but it appears they only ship to India (I live in south america, so, it isn't very helpful!). It also seems to be very cheap and very hard (I've read in a forum it is so cheap that it isn't even worth downloading it), I believe it's worth buying it!

    By the way, is there a solution's manual for Krotov (as there is for Irodov)? I'm a self learner, so if it doesn't have the solutions in the book, or a solution's manual, it will not be very helpful.

    By the way (2), there seems to be a few more authors with problem books worth buying:

    A.A Pinsky Problems in Physics Reference Book
    S.S Krotov Aptitude Test Problems in Physics Reference Book
    L.A. Sena A collection of questions and Problems in Physics Reference Book
    V.Zubov & V.Shalnov Problem in Physics Reference Book

    Anyone here knows something about these books (difficulty, availability of answers etc) and how to buy them?

    Many Thanks!
  4. Feb 24, 2010 #3

    I have no problem buying it either, but it seems impossible to find a dealer who ships it to Europe too, even though the author is Russian.

    I remember seeing some time a go a solutions manual for Krotov's book online, but i can't find it anymore. I'll let you know if i do ;)

    By the way, thanks for the list, I'll even add one other book that seems interesting and hard to find, H.C. Verma's "Physics", it's also recommended study material for IIT admission exams, so it must be awesome too.

    Again, any help would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Feb 24, 2010 #4
    I'm also trying to find Verma!
    It seems they don't sell the books for the rest of the world...

    These books don't have the fame that Irodov has, which partly explains why they're so hard to find. I was one of the finalists of the National Physics Olympiad, and they (other students) only talked about Irodov (which was new to me at that time). Rarely do I find some reference to Kosel or Saraeva. I only found out Krotov much later, checking IIT - related websites.

    I've sent you a private message with more authors of problem books (I didn't want to hijack this post with more off-topic).

    Let us see if anyone knows how to buy Krotov!
  6. Mar 28, 2010 #5
    hey Krotov doesn't need any solutions manual all questions are solved in it :). It costs about Rs 55 (Indian Rupees). It's published by CBS Publishers and Distributors in India in arrangement with Mir Publishers Moscow. You can check their websites or some online Indian bookstores. As far as HC Verma is concerned don't bother buying it. All the good things in it are taken from Halliday Resnick Krane, Schaums 3000 solved problems Alvin Halpern and Irodov.
  7. Apr 1, 2010 #6
    Thank you so much!
  8. Dec 17, 2010 #7
    Pinsky and Zubov are not as tough to solve as Krotov or Irodov, I mean if you can solve Irodov or Krotov then Pinsky and Zubov are comparatively very very easy. As far as Sena's book is concerned, its not really a problem books ( like others you have mentioned), its more like a collection of questions, and not as tough as krotov or Irodov. Pinsky and Zubov have answers for all problems but solutions to select few. Krotov has solution to all the problems at the end of the book. Krotov's book is Published in India as well by CBS publishers. Let me know if you need more information!
  9. Dec 17, 2010 #8
    I'd agree with you Sukhbir on H. C. Verma's book but not 100%, Firstly, even if mostly its not original, you would get Benefit studying it ( everything at one place). Secondly there are few topics (e.g collision or when two blocks with spring collide) where H.C. Verma explains much better then any of the other books. Thirdly, it does has problems ranging from very simple ( plug and chug) to very sophisticated ( some even harder then Irodov's) and it has multiple choice questions ( some of them are very good).
  10. Dec 17, 2010 #9
    Can you send me too the books on problems, Thanks!
  11. Dec 17, 2010 #10
    Good news everyone!

    I've successfully bought a copy of Krotov's book via nbcindia.com. They ship by FedEx, and I got the book 4 days after purchase (I live in Portugal), and they seem to be shipping everywere.

    Good luck!
  12. Dec 17, 2010 #11
    Congrats Gunthi! You can buy H C Verma as well from the same site
    http://www.nbcindia.com/Descriptions.asp?6v6yr_vq=HIIEK&Book=Concepts-Of-Physics [Broken]

    good luck!
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  13. Dec 20, 2010 #12
    I am trying to acquire Krotov's book and it says that the book will cost Rs. 55 plus s&h which is Rs. 850. So it will cost me only $20 or what?
  14. Dec 21, 2010 #13
    Can someone please answer me? Just yes/no is okay even. It seems unbelievable that I could get a rare book shipped from the other side of the earth for 20 bucks.
  15. Dec 21, 2010 #14
    bguidry17, you should go ahead and buy it, though it was rare but as it is now published by CBS, India, its no more rare in that part of the world. congrtats!
  16. Dec 21, 2010 #15
    Thank you! I think I will also buy Verma.
  17. Dec 21, 2010 #16
    Could you send me the list of problem books as well? It would be very appreciated!
  18. Dec 23, 2010 #17
    Ok, let me prepare it, I'll get back in 2 days
  19. Dec 23, 2010 #18
    Thank you so much!
  20. Dec 31, 2010 #19
    I've sent you a private message regarding the books, good luck!
  21. Aug 28, 2011 #20
    I would rather say that Resnick/Halliday/Walker have much tougher questions that Verma.
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