Exercises and Solutions

Here you will find Physics and math exercises to test your wits.


The exercises posted at this site come from four sources:

  • Feynman's Tips on Physics by Richard P. Feynman, Michael A. Gottlieb, and Ralph Leighton

  • Exercises in Introductory Physics by Robert B. Leighton and Rochus E. Vogt  (out of print)

  • Exercises for The Feynman Lectures on Physics  by Caltech

  • Other Physics and Math Problems of Interest

There is considerable overlap in the first three book sources: All of the exercises in Feynman's Tips on Physics appear in Exercises in Introductory Physics, and many of the exercises in Exercises in Introductory Physics appear in Exercises for The Feynman Lectures on Physics.  Other Physics and Math Problems of Interest  is a catch-all for other sources (other than the three book sources).


When answers to exercises are provided in the books they are also posted here, including all exercises from Feynman's Tips on Physics, most exercises from Exercises in Introductory Physics, and the majority of exercises from Volume I of Exercises for The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Answers to problems from Other sources are posted whenever they are provided by the poster of the exercise or poster(s) of solution(s). (When posted solutions conflict, no answer is posted until it is determined which solution is correct!)


Detailed solutions to exercises are provided by posters, and are listed by author's name on each exercise page. Solutions may be posted in any file format accepted for postings at this site (as described on the Post Here page).


Lists of Exercises


Click on any entry in the lists below to view an exercise.

Atwood's machine
bag of marbles
balance moon stone
ball up/down
bead parabola accelerometer
boat anchor lake
boat time
bobbin on incline
bosun's chair
bouncing ball
bowling ball rolling
bug on band
bursting shell
falling chain
Feynman's restaurant problem
five pills
flying cable
forced pendulum
gold mountain
half pills
hallway pole
impelled rod
inelastic relativistic collision
infinite pulleys
mass on an incline
maximum angle of deflection
packs of shirts
particle in bowl
particle in cone
particle on sphere
particle points parabola
pile of bricks
pion muon neutrino
piston ramp spring
plank weight trough
rocket vs. jet
roll without slipping
rough inclined plane
shooting marbles
speedometer test
three balls
three logs
turntable cart
two rolling balls
wheel and block
whirling pendulum
worlds fair ornament


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