By problem solvers I particularly refer to books usually consisting of courses , notes and exercises or problems with solutions and hints about a certain scientific or mathematical subject . These books help students and learners ( whether preparing for exams and degrees or for self-study) better understand the subject by study , practice and problem solving .

One of the most helpful series of books and problem solvers I’ve used is the Schaum’s outlines series.For each book and every chapter I used to read and understand the course notes , understand ,solve and work out again the solved problems , and solve (if not all at least) three to five of the supplementary problems (which could be with or without answers).

### Books I’ve read and worked out in the Schaum series:

** *Schaum’s Outline of Theory and Problems of Vector Analysis and an Introduction to Tensor Analysis *( by Murray R. Spiegel).

** *Schaum’s Outline of Tensor Calculus * ( by David Kay).

** *Schaum’s Outline of Theory and Problems of* *Complex Variables *( by Murray R. Spiegel ).

** *Schaum’s Outline of Theory and Problems of* *Fourier Analysis * (by Murray R. Spiegel ).

** *Schaum’s Outline of* *Digital Principles , 3rd Edition *( by Roger L. Tokheim).

** *Schaum’s Outline of Theory and Problems of Probability and Statistics * ( by Murray R. Spiegel ).

** *Schaum’s Outline of Theoretical Mechanics * ( by Murray R Spiegel) .

*** Schaum’s Outline of Differential Equations * ( by Richard Bronson).

** *Schaum’s Outline of Linear Algebra , Third Edition *( by Seymour Lipshutz) .

** *Schaum’s Outline of Optics * (by Eugene Hecht) .

** *Schaum’s Outline* of *Electromagnetics *( by Joseph A. Edminister).

** *Schaum’s Outline* *of **Differential Geometry * ( by Martin Lipshutz ). I studied and worked out the first half of the book.

** *Schaum’s Outline* *of* * General Topology * ( by Seymour Lipshutz). I worked out the first half of the book.

** *Schaum’s Outline* *of* *Calculus of Finite Differences and Difference Equations *( by Murray R. Spiegel). I worked out the first half of the book.

** *Schaum’s Outline* *of* *Modern Physics *( by Ronald Guthreau). I worked out more than half of this book.

### Additional books I have read and used include:

** *Course of Theoretical Physics , Volume One: Mechanics* ( by L.D. Landau & E.M. Lifshitz).

** *Quantum Mechanics – An Introduction* ( by Walter Greiner ). I worked out about half of the book.

** *Thermodynamics: An Advanced Treatment for Chemists and Physicists *( by E.A. Guggenheim) . This book could be considered as an advanced textbook and a problem solver.I worked out more than half of it.

** *Schaum’s Outline of Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables , Third edition* (by M. Spiegel , S. Lipschutz and J. Liu). This is a good and useful reference work.

Sometimes I worked out a few chapters of certain books (often the first four chapters or a third of the book) and then I moved on to other books , because I had studied the same subjects in other books , in any case keeping the possibility of coming back and finishing these books whenever I have time.

### Books I’ve worked out partially include :

** *Schaum’s Outline* *of Thermodynamics * ( by Michael Abbott & Hendrick Van Ness)

** *Schaum’s outline of Continuum Mechanics* ( by George E. Mase).

** *Schaum’s Outline of Human Anatomy and Physiology* ( by Kent Van De Graaff & R. Ward Rhees).

** S*chaum’s outline of partial differential equations* ( by Paul DuChateau & D.W. Zachman ).

** S*chaum’s outline of* *Computer Graphics* ( by Roy Plastock & Gordon Kalley) .

** S*chaum’s outline of Mathematica , 2nd Edition *( by Eugene Don) .

** *Schaum’s* *Outline of* *Physical Chemistry * ( by Clyde R. Metz ) .

** *Schaum’s* *Outline of* *Fluid Dynamics , 2nd Edition *( by William F. Hughes) .

** *Introductory Nuclear Physics* ( by Kenneth S. Krane ) .

** *A Course in Group Theory* ( by John F. Humphreys) .

** *Analytic Geometry (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Outline Series) *( by Peter Selby) .

I have studied and worked with computational math software and computer algebra systems such as Mathematica , Maple , MathCad and MatLab . I mostly use Mathematica and Maple , which can be very helpful problem solvers . Astronomy software I have used include Redshift , Starry Night and Stellarium.

I have also used the Texas Instruments TI 92 Plus Calculator.

### Books I’ve used about Mathematica :

** Mathematica by Example , Revised edition ( by James P. Braselton and Martha L Abell ) .

** *Mathematica for Physics *( by Robert L. Zimmerman & Fredrick Olness) . I worked out half of this book.

** A *Physicist’s* *Guide to* *Mathematica *( by Patrick T. Tam) . Worked out parts of this book.

### French books and problem solvers I’ve read and used:

** *Les phénomènes quantiques*: *approche élémentaire et applications *( by Elie Belorizky ).

*** L’électronique* (*que sais*–*je? , *by Régis David).

** *L’aerodynamique* (*que sais*–*je? *, by Jacques Lachnitt).

** *La physique nucléaire *(* que sais–je? , * by Daniel Blanc).

** *L’Univers *( *que sais*–*je? *, by Paul Couderc ) .

** *La* *Physique Mathématique *(*Que sais*–*je? ,* by Jean Louis Destouches).

** *La Thermodynamique* (*Que sais*–*je? , by *Charles Bory).

— These are some of the books I ‘ve read in the ‘*Que sais*–*je?’* series . They can be considered as scientific short courses with applications. I have also published a post related to this book series.

** *Introduction* à *Mathematica* (by Jean-Christophe Culioli).

** *L’esprit physique en 50 problèmes* ( by Daniel Bernard) . I worked out half of the book.

** *La méthode expérimentale en mathématiques . Expérimentation à l’aide de Mathematica, Maple et de la TI92-89* ( by Henri Lemberg & François Guénard ) . I worked out half of the book.