I recently purchased the book "Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games" by Laszlo Polgar, just to learn more about moves.
This book has 3411 "Mate in two" problems and 743 "Mate in three" problems. The book is great but I have a question about the solutions to these problems.
For example, the solution to this mate-in-two (white to move first) problem # 1135 (from p. 247)...
[FEN "rkn5/pp1R4/2pn4/2N5/8/8/8/K w - - 0 1"]
...is given (in figurine algebraic notation) as:
The solutions to both the mate-in-two and the mate-in-three problems list only one step (the book does not explain the reason for this).
How should a person read this solution? Is it the supposed final location of the white rook? And is this way of listing solutions common practice in chess books?