In this post we will see another book in the Problems and Solutions book, namely, *General Methods for Solving Physics Problems* by *B. S. Belikov*

## About

This

book attempts to create systematic use of generalised methods , general

methodological principles, and very general concepts in a segment of

students instruction of vital importance, the solution of physics

problems. The approach is based on the application of the most general

concepts of physics to the solution of any problem. I consider the

theoretical aspects underlying the general approach to problem solution

and methods for solving standard, non-standard, non-specific, and

general problems.

The book was translated from the Russian by Eugene Yankovsky and was first published by Mir in 1989.

Contents

The book has three parts

## Part 1: The Theoretical Bases of the General Approach to Solving Any Physics Problem

**Chapter 1: The System of Fundamental Concepts of Physics**

*1 Some General Concepts of Physics*

*2 Idealization of a Physics Problem*

*3 Classification of Physics Problems*

**Chapter 2: Some General Methods for Solving Physics Problems**

*4 Stages in Solving a Formulated Problem*

*5 Method of Analysing the Physical Content of a Problem*

*6 General-Particular Methods. The DI Method*

*7 The Simplification and Complication Method. The Estimate Method*

*8 The Problem Statement Method*

*9 Another Classification of Formulated Problems*

## Part 2: Solution of Standard Problems

**Chapter 3: The motion of a particle**

*10 Particle Kinematics*

*11 Particle Dynamics*

*12 Mechanical Oscillations*

*13 Conservation Laws*

**Chapter 4: The motion of a rigid body**

*14 Rigid Body Dynamics*

*15 Conservation Laws in rigid body Dynamics*

**Chapter 5: The Gravitational Field**

*16 The Basic Problem of Gravitational Theory*

*17 The Gravitational Field Generated by a system of particles*

*18 The Gravitational Field Generated by an arbitrary Mass Distribution*

**Chapter 6: The Electric Field**

*19 The Electrostatic Field in Vacuum*

*20 The Electrostatic Field in Insulators*

*21 Conductors in Electrostatic Field*

*22 Direct Current*

**Chapter 7: The Magnetic Field**

*23 The Magnetic Field in a Vacuum*

*24 The Magnetic Field in Matter*

**Chapter 8: The Electromagnetic Field**

*25 Electromagnetic Induction and Self-Induction*

*26 Electromagnetic Oscillations*

**Chapter 9: Electromagnetic Waves**

*27 Interference of Light*

*28 Diffraction of Light*

**Chapter 10: Thermodynamics**

*29 The First Law of Thermodynamics*

*30 The Second Law of Theormodynamics*

**Chapter 11: Kinetic Theory**

*31 The Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution*

*32 The Boltzmann Distribution*

## Part 3: Solution of Nonstandard, Nonspecified and Arbitrary problems

**Chapter 12: Non-standard and Original Problems**

*33 Non-standard Problems*

*34 Original Problems*

**Chapter 13: Nonspecified, Research and Arbitrary Problems**

*35 Nonspecified Problems*

*36 Research Problems*

*37 Arbitrary Problems*

Conclusion