Test Problems in Mechanics and Special Relativity
by Z.K. Silagadze
Publisher: arXiv 2010
Number of pages: 176
These test problems were used by the author as weekly control works for the first year physics students at Novosibirsk State University in 2005. Solutions of the problems are also given. Written in Russian and English language.
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