Frequently Asked Questions
No. This book is exclusively vailable on Amazon.in.
No. We believe that Printed Books are best friends of serious IIT JEE aspirants.
No. This book is to supplement your Physics text book like Concepts of Physics by Dr HC Verma or Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick and Halliday.
We made efforts to come up with an excellent product. The comparative studies are left to the readers. The feedback from the readers is encouraging. See some of the reviews here.
Yes. Prime objective of the book is to give insight into the concepts of physics through IIT JEE problems. The format of the questions/examinations is not important.
Our intention is to provide good quality product at a reasonable price. The price is neither too high nor too low.
We wish that readers work out the solution themselves and see our solution only to cross-check. This is a better way of learning. We provided solutions to make it a self-study book. There are a large number of students who perceive IIT JEE question as difficult. This false perception developed because these students are not properly trained by teachers. The solutions are provided to break this psychological barrier.
The book is more readable if a question is followed by its solution. This suggestion came to us from many individuals. But we went against the norm even if it cause in-convenience to readers. We strongly believe that IIT JEE questions are to be worked out by the readers and not to be just read about. If the solution follows a question then the readers are tempted to read the solution before attempting it himself/herself. The solutions are provided in separate section to avoid this temptation.
Why IIT JEE questions are arranged according to chapters in "Concepts of Physics" and not according to other books like NCERT, Resnick and Halliday etc?
The "Concepts of Physics" is one of the classic book available in the market. The market also have other "good" books and a plethora of "not so good" books. Unfortunately, many students end up buying "not so good" books due to aggressive marketing strategies by their supplier. One of the allegation made against "Concepts of Physics" is that it does not have IIT JEE questions. Our book is an answer to this.
The questions in each chapter are numbered from 1 to N, where N is number of questions in that chapter. This scheme is more convenient for the readers. The reader can refer to the answer/solution to a question by a single reference i.e., question number. He/she don't have to remember two reference (1) section number or name and (2) question number in that section. Wherever possible, we tried to incorporate ideas that makes the book better (even if it is an small change like this). In the words of Donald Knuth, "Don't believe that popular things are the best."
The figures are not numbered because it is not required in this book. This decision is against the popular choice. Generally, figures are numbered because they are floating objects i.e., the figure and 'text related to the figure' may not be at the same place/page. The reader has to refer to a figure while reading the text. This is not the case in this book. The figures are always placed next to the questions/solutions. Giving figures number in this scenario is redundant information.
IIT JEE (Mains) examination is conducted by CBSE. We observed that JEE (Mains) questions will not add much value to this book. We will provide the JEE (Mains) questions and solutions on this website.
We are biased towards "Concepts of Physics" by Dr HC Verma. To be fair, NCERT and Resnick and Halliday are equally good. In our opinion, study from only one book (although you may buy many). Most of these "good" books have similar type of contents, so reading all of them will not be effective. Also see my article Physics Book Selection for IIT JEE.
We agree with opinion of Nitin Jain, IIT JEE Topper "If you love physics, you can try solving books like I.E. Irodov as the questions in such books expand your understanding of physics. Note that most of the questions in such books are outside the syllabus and level of IIT JEE exam, and thus you don't need to do them. But if you have solved a book for IIT JEE Physics, try to solve Irodov. It might be fun and will definitely enrich your knowledge of physics."
Why this book contains questions from IIT JEE only? There are better questions available in other books?
IIT JEE questions are formulated by some of the best minds. Every year, IIT professors comes up with 30 to 40 new questions to test understanding of the JEE aspirants. These questions are valuable resource to unravel a deeper understanding of the physical concepts. There may be better questions elsewhere, but IIT JEE questions are most relevant for JEE aspirants.