Item description for Problems and Solutions on Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Major American Universities Ph.D. Qualifying Questions and Solutions) by Yung-Kuo Lim...
The material for these volumes has been selected from the past twenty years' examination questions for graduate students at University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, MIT, State University of New York at Buffalo, Princeton University and University of Wisconsin.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9810200560 ISBN13 9789810200565
Reviews - What do customers think about Problems and Solutions on Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Major American Universities Ph.D. Qualifying Questions and Solutions)?
Very Good, good exercises and well written! Jun 17, 2008
I liked the book. I think that it helps to review the subject and test how much you studied. You also can learn some tricks. I recomend.
Recommended for screening exam practice Apr 8, 2008
The books in this series are a valuable resource for studying for PhD screening/comprehensive exams. Working through practice problems is, in my opinion, the best way to prepare for these tests. This book covers a wide range of topics, so you can find the section on whatever your thermodynamic weakness is and really work it out. Not every equation in the solutions is motivated, but working through and puzzling over the derivations is in itself extremely helpful.
good one ..helps Nov 10, 2006
it is a good book.. though most of the problems solved are on the same pattern...
Useful beyond measure Oct 7, 2002
All of these books titled "Problems and Solutions on (subject): Major American Universities Ph.D. Qualifying Questions and Solutions" are invaluable tools for a physics graduate student, in my experience.
One criticism: The index for this particular book is nonexistent. I am writing my own in my copy of the book.
If you are a student in physics, I suggest that you get your hands on these books.
Completely wonderful Oct 29, 1999
The entire series is my savior. Each volume covers the material needed in the junior/senior level of physics. It truly has an emense selection of problems. I found that nearly all of my homework/exams were either exactly the same or merely a slight variation from one contained. I also have yet to find a single error, not even a sign error. One important thing is that it does need to be a supplement, as formulas are sometimes used without explicit reference to why. In general the reasons need to be found in an assigned text. My only gripe (and it is minor) is with the index...the index does not, in general, lead one to a relevent problem. For example, uses of Biot/Savart to solve this problem or that... The reason this is not a serious problem is that each topic has so many variations on the method/technique that it is simple enough to find at least a couple that are completely relevent. (given you know which section to look in)