Conquering the Physics GRE

Conquering the Physics GRE

by Yoni Kahn, Adam Anderson

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The Physics GRE plays a significant role in deciding admissions to nearly all US physics Ph.D. programs, yet few exam-prep books focus on the test's actual content and unique structure. Recognized as one of the best student resources available, this tailored guide has been thoroughly updated for the current Physics GRE. It contains carefully selected review material matched to all of the topics covered, as well as tips and tricks to help solve problems under time pressure. It features three full-length practice exams, revised to accurately reflect the difficulty of the current test, with fully worked solutions so that students can simulate taking the test, review their preparedness, and identify areas in which further study is needed. Written by working physicists who took the Physics GRE for their own graduate admissions to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this self-contained reference guide will help students achieve their best score.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108409568
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 134,356
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Yoni Kahn is a theoretical physicist researching dark matter and supersymmetry. A postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University, New Jersey, he obtained his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015 and in 2016 received the American Physical Society's J. J. and Noriko Sakurai Dissertation Award in Theoretical Particle Physics.

Adam Anderson is an experimental physicist working at the interface between cosmology and particle physics. He received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015, and is now a Lederman postdoctoral fellow at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, developing instruments for performing precision measurements of the cosmic microwave background.

Table of Contents

Preface; How to use this book; Resources; 1. Classical mechanics; 2. Electricity and magnetism; 3. Optics and waves; 4. Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; 5. Quantum mechanics and atomic physics; 6. Special relativity; 7. Laboratory methods; 8. Specialized topics; 9. Special tips and tricks for the Physics GRE; Sample exams and solutions; References; Equation index; Subject index; Problems index.

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