Problems and Solutions in Introductory Mechanics

David J. Morin

Problems and Solutions in Introductory Mechanics is ideal for high-school and college students searching for practice problems with detailed solutions. All of the standard introductory topics in mechanics are covered: kinematics, Newton’s laws, energy, momentum, angular momentum, oscillations, gravity, and fictitious forces.

The introduction to each chapter provides an overview of the relevant concepts. Students can then warm up with multiple-choice questions before diving into the free-response problems that constitute the bulk of the book. The first few problems in each chapter are derivations of key results/theorems useful when solving other problems. While the book is calculus-based, it can also easily be used in algebra-based courses. The problems that require calculus are listed in an appendix, allowing students to steer clear of those if they wish