Summary and Info
I give almost all Schaum's Outlines and Solved Problems Series a perfect 5 stars. They are indispensable in learning how to solve math, science, and engineering problems. This particular Schaum's has 3000 solved elementary physics problems (no subject outlines), with numerous beautiful illustrations. I skimmed the first 32 chapters and then read the remaining 7 chapters carefully; there are very few typos (e.g., a missing devisor in problem 34.91). The only issue on content I have is with the Special Relativity equation for relativistic mass, given in section 37.2 Here, the author repeats the same mistake as practically every other author, claiming that the mass goes to infinity as the speed goes to c. This is patently nonsensical; what really happens is that the force goes to zero. (The basic equation is a = F/m; if a goes to zero, we can say that m goes to infinity, which makes no sense, or we can say that F goes to zero, which makes perfect sense.) Other than that slip, which is common to other books in this subject area, the work is splendid.