• Corpus ID: 118532560

Problems in mechanics of particles and bodies

@article{Belchenko2010ProblemsIM,
  title={Problems in mechanics of particles and bodies},
  author={Yu. Belchenko and E. A. Gilev and Zurab K. Silagadze},
  journal={arXiv: Classical Physics},
  year={2010}
}
The textbook contains the problems in mechanics and special relativity for physics departments of universities. Many original problems were proposed by active scientists from the institutes of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, while teaching at the Novosibirsk State University. The problems have been used in seminars, students' homework and in the written examinations at Novosibirsk State University. They are arranged according to the program of the introductory mechanics… 

The Dog-And-Rabbit Chase Problem as an Exercise in Introductory Kinematics

The purpose of this article is to present a simple solution of the classic dog-and-rabbit chase problem which emphasizes the use of concepts of elementary kinematics and, therefore, can be used in

A shadow of the repulsive Rutherford scattering and Hamilton vector

The fact that repulsive Rutherford scattering casts a paraboloidal shadow is rarely exploited in introductory mechanics textbooks. Another rarely used construction in such textbooks is the Hamilton

Expanding Space, Quasars and St. Augustine’s Fireworks

An attempt is made to explain time non-dilation allegedly observed in quasar light curves. The explanation is based on the assumption that quasar black holes are, in some sense, foreign for our

Sliding rope paradox

A simple mechanical problem is considered which we believe will help students to familiarize some concepts of mechanics of variable mass systems. Meanwhile they can even learn some thrilling physics