Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems: Pre-University Physics and Maths Puzzles With Solutions

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In 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.

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'A real tour de force of scientific problems. Thomas Povey is clearly a master at this kind of conundrum - both at thinking up problems and providing the answers. The science students who manage to answer these questions in their interview are really well worth their place! Fascinating.' --John Farndon, author of Do You Think You're Clever?

This instructive book will allow aspiring young scientists to test and expand their knowledge of physics and mathematics, and gain greater confidence in their abilities.

--Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith FRS, Director General of CERN (1994-98)

Entry to selective universities will often require students to demonstrate that they have engaged in super-curricular activities which develop their awareness and understanding of their subject. Thomas Povey has provided in this book enough super-curricular content to keep an aspiring mathematician, physicist, engineer or material scientist (and their teachers) happy for months. For a parent or teacher who wants to proactively support a student in preparing for entry to a competitive science or maths course this is a no-brainer purchase. --Mike Nicholson, Director ofUndergraduate Admissions and Outreach, University of Oxford (2006-14), Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, University of Bath

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Description du livre Oneworld Publications, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. État : New. 228 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAZ9781780747750

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