About the Book
Solving Problems in General Physics.
This book provides a conceptual approach to solving problems in general physics. Generalized methods, principles and techniques are discussed to foster a deeper understanding of elementary physics. Primary emphasis is on the fundamental principles underlying all topics, thus enabling the reader to solve any problem after mastering this book in its entirety. This book cuts across all the topics by empowering the universal aspects of all physical processes. Fundamental components of physics primarily consist of motion, forces, momentum, energy and of operational and conservation laws that control and predict their behavior, which are independent of both time and topic.
The present work will serve as a complete guide to private students reading the subject with few or no opportunities of instruction. This will save time and lighten the work of teachers as well. This book helps in acquiring a better understanding of the basic principles of elementary physics and in revising a large amount of the subject matter quickly. This book's emphasis is on the development of thought processes and basic understanding leading to a general approach rather than on the collection and display of information. This helps in gaining an experience in solving a wide range of problems, mastering system of methods and techniques usually not available in the textbooks and building a solid confidence that any physics problem is solvable. All necessary concepts are provided along so that this book can be used independently.
This book provides conceptual solutions to all the exercises and problems throughout the book to demonstrate the general methodological principles in play. This leads to generalization and simplification of problem-solving paradigm and enforces correctness as a part of the design of solutions with great emphasis on foundational science of elementary physics. Familiarity with elementary calculus is assumed. Though aimed primarily at students, it imparts the knowledge of deep internals of underlying fundamental concepts to teachers alike. The reader should refer to the solutions provided only after working on the problem on its own.
Care has been taken, as in the forthcoming ones, to present the solutions with multi-concepts and beyond in a simple natural manner, in order to meet the difficulties which are most likely to arise, and to render the work intelligible and instructive.
This work contains several variations of problems, solutions, methods, approaches to enrich, strengthen and enliven the inherent multi-concepts.
About the Author
Chandra Shekhar Kumar is Staff Software Architect @ GE Healthcare (Ultrasound Digital Solutions). In an innovator role, he is actively involved in digital Innovation in Ultrasound ecosystem (premise, edge and cloud) including (but not limited to) C++17/20/23, Boost C++ Libraries, WineLib, Qt, wxWidgets, WebAssembly, NATS.io, Hashicorp Nomad and Rust. Motto is to build once and run everywhere using the same code base (using and extending WebAssembly Infrastructure)
He is Co-Founder of Ancient Science Publishers (estd.2014), a venture to publish monographs on mathematics, physics and computer science and render services related to hiring technical talents, training for competitive programming, algorithms, programming interviews, IITJEE and Olympiads. Inspiration for this undertaking came from the writings of Leonhard Euler (mathematics), Richard Phillips Feynman (physics) and Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (computer science).
He is Founder of Ancient Kriya Yoga Mission (estd.2013), a venture to disseminate simple techniques of ancient science of living and publish kriya yoga scriptures and commentaries.
He holds a degree of Integrated M.Sc.(5 yrs) in Physics from IIT Kanpur.
He has worked with software companies like Trilogy, Oracle and few start-ups.
He has been programming in C++ for the last 22 years. He loves to hack gcc, gdb, valgrind, clang, boost, TeX, LaTeX and pours inside the works of Dijkstra and Knuth.