IGOR EVGENYEVICH IRODOV- A BEAUTIFUL MIND
When my elder son was preparing for various entrance exams while doing his 12th standard, the books authored by IE. Irodov took pride of place on his desk.
Today I punched in IE Irodov and found that not even a photograph of this brilliant Russian exists on the Internet.
Wikipedia has ignored him. Probably because he is a Russian Commy?
IE Irodov would have been worshipped by Wikipedia if he was a American Jew.
So just to check out the standards , I punched into Google the name of a bimbette Anushka Sharma--whose only claim to beauty is a fair skin.
Yes indeed! Wikipedia has written a good account of this chudiyal lookin' and behavin' woman.
Above : The THIN LIPPED beauty ( you can grate a coconut on her upper lip -GRATE-GRATE -- shows how much we value blue veins on legs and pale white complexion.
BELOW: EVER HEARD OF PLASTIC ?
So what is beauty?
QUOTE:-- “Beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure, meaning, or satisfaction.The experience of ‘beauty’ often involves the interpretation of some entity as being in balance and harmony with nature, which may lead to feelings of attraction and emotional well-being. Because this is a subjective experience, it is often said that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder.. A subject of beauty is anything that resonates with personal meaning” UNQUOTE
I see beauty in a sunset.
I see beauty in a Gian Lorenzo Bernini marble statue--hardly anybody knows this man--everybody knows Michael Angelo.
I see beauty in the mind and work of IE Irodov.
There are very few Physicists who can come near this Russian's stature in the field of Physics.
Ask any student in India who has sat for IIT entrance exams, what they think of IE Irodov.
Since 2006- they have reduced the "thinking capability" test in IIT of 15 minute problem solving which require IE Irodov type OUT OF THE BOX thinking , and has gone more towards " clear concepts " of short time 4 minute objective type question.
My elder son used to say " It may take a couple of hours to solve a tough IE Irodov numerical problem--and it gives you great joy when you finally crack it. You need a good grasp of N.Piskunov's Calculus "
IE Irodov's numerical problems in Physics are the most complex and trickiest of its type-- much harder than Resnick and Halliday --for he combines multiple concepts of Physics..
People may ask me " Captain, why waste your time on Irodov?"
I will tell them " There are mice and men on the Internet-- mostly the former category on Wikipedia. Irodov belongs to the latter category--
-- My blog site exists to bury some propped up mice and exhume some real buried men !"
Igor Yevgenyevich Irodov (Russian: Игорь Евгеньевич Иродов; 16 November 1923 in Murom - 22 October 2002) , whose books are the prescribed practice material for national and International Physics Olympiads.
Igor Irodov was born in Murom, Vladimir Oblast, RSFSR. In 1931 his family moved to Moscow. Igor Irodov served in the Soviet Army during the World War II between 16 October 1941 and 23 November 1945. In 1946 he was admitted to Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. Igor Irodov received his Kandidat of Physical and Mathematical Sciences degree from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1954.
Igor Irodov was a faculty member of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute since that time until his death. Since 1977 he was a Professor of the "General Physics" chair. He spent 27 years of his life creating a full course of General Physics.
Here is a 7000 year old vedic chant. Grace and peace!