Conquering the Physics GRE

Author: Yoni Kahn,Adam Anderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108321259

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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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.

Conquering the Physics GRE

Author: Yoni Kahn,Adam Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1108409563

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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A self-contained guide to the Physics GRE, reviewing all of the topics covered alongside three practice exams with fully worked solutions.

The Physics Companion, 2nd Edition

Author: Anthony C. Fischer-Cripps

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466517794

Category: Mathematics

Page: 568

View: 4920


Get Up to Speed on Physics Updated and expanded with new topics, The Physics Companion, 2nd Edition offers a unique and educational approach to learning physics at a level suitable for first-year science students. This new edition expands the presentation to include senior topics, such as statistical mechanics, quantum physics, and nuclear physics. A Convenient, Student-Friendly Format Rich with Diagrams and Clear Explanations This useful book serves students from the beginning of their studies to well into their future careers. It provides detailed graphics, simple and clear explanations of difficult concepts, and annotated mathematical treatments in a one-page-per-topic format that is the signature style of the author’s companion books. Be sure to check out the author’s other companion books: The Mathematics Companion: Mathematical Methods for Physicists and Engineers, 2nd Edition The Materials Physics Companion, 2nd Edition The Electronics Companion: Devices and Circuits for Physicists and Engineers, 2nd Edition The Chemistry Companion

University of Chicago Graduate Problems in Physics with Solutions

Author: Jeremiah A. Cronin,David F. Greenberg,Valentine L. Telegdi,Valentin L. Telegdi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226121093

Category: Science

Page: 263

View: 1982


University of Chicago Graduate Problems in Physics covers a broad range of topics, from simple mechanics to nuclear physics. The problems presented are intriguing ones, unlike many examination questions, and physical concepts are emphasized in the solutions. Many distinguished members of the Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago have served on the candidacy examination committees and have, therefore, contributed to the preparation of problems which have been selected for inclusion in this volume. Among these are Morrell H. Cohen, Enrico Fermi, Murray Gell-Mann, Roger Hildebrand, Robert S. Mulliken, John Simpson, and Edward Teller.

Sterling Test Prep GRE Physics Practice Questions

High Yield GRE Physics Questions with Detailed Explanations

Author: Sterling Test Prep

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514347089

Category: Graduate Record Examination

Page: 630

View: 9997


GRE Physics practice questions with the most complete explanations and step-by-step solutions - guaranteed higher GRE Physics score! . Last updated Jan 8, 2016. "We regularly update and revise the content based on readers' feedback and latest test changes. The most current version is only available directly from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. " . To achieve a GRE Physics score, you need to develop skills to properly apply the knowledge you have and quickly choose the correct answer. You must solve numerous practice questions that represent the style and content of the GRE Physics. This GRE Physics prep book contains over 1,300 practice questions with detailed explanations and step-by-step solutions. It is the most complete and comprehensive study tool that will teach you how to approach and solve a multitude of physics problems. This book consists of: - 12 diagnostic tests to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses to optimize your preparation strategy - topical practice question sets to drill down on each topic from a variety of angles and formula applications - test-taking strategies to maximize your performance on the test day - sheets of formulae, equations, variables and units to know for each topic ---------------------- The practice questions that comprise this book will help you to: - master important GRE Physics topics - assess your knowledge of topics tested on the GRE Physics - improve your test-taking skills - prepare for the test comprehensively and cost effectively ---------------------- These practice questions cover the following physics topics tested on the GRE Physics: Kinematics & dynamics Force, motion, gravitation Equilibrium and momentum Work & energy Waves & periodic motion Sound Fluids & solids Light & optics Heat & thermodynamics Atomic & nuclear structure Laboratory methods

Advanced Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics

Methods and Applications

Author: Lev I. Deych

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331971550X

Category: Science

Page: 610

View: 2102


This introduction to quantum mechanics is intended for undergraduate students of physics, chemistry, and engineering with some previous exposure to quantum ideas. Following in Heisenberg’s and Dirac’s footsteps, this book is centered on the concept of the quantum state as an embodiment of all experimentally available information about a system, and its representation as a vector in an abstract Hilbert space. This conceptual framework and formalism are introduced immediately, and developed throughout the first four chapters, while the standard Schrödinger equation does not appear until Chapter 5. The book grew out of lecture notes developed by the author over fifteen years of teaching at the undergraduate level. In response to numerous requests by students, material is presented with an unprecedented level of detail in both derivation of technical results and discussion of their physical significance. The book is written for students to enjoy reading it, rather than to use only as a source of formulas and examples. The colloquial and personal writing style makes it easier for readers to connect with the material. Additionally, readers will find short, relatable snippets about the “founding fathers” of quantum theory, their difficult historical circumstances, personal failings and triumphs, and often tragic fate. This textbook, complete with extensive original end-of-chapter exercises, is recommended for use in one- or two-semester courses for upper level undergraduate and beginning graduate students in physics, chemistry, or engineering.

Introduction to the Physics of Electrons in Solids

Author: Brian K. Tanner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521283588

Category: Science

Page: 246

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In this upper-level text, Professor Tanner introduces the reader to the behavior of electrons in solids, starting with the simplest possible model. Unlike other solid state physics texts, this book does not begin with complex crystallography, but instead builds up from the simplest possible model of a free electron in a box and introduces higher levels of complexity only when the simple model is inadequate. The approach is to introduce the subject through its historical development, and to show how quantum mechanics is necessary for an understanding of the properties of electrons in solids. The author also includes an examination of the consequences of collective behavior in the phenomena of magnetism and superconductivity. Examples and problems are included for practice.

A review of undergraduate physics

Author: Benjamin F. Bayman,Morton Hamermesh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc


Category: Science

Page: 319

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A study aid for senior and graduate level students needing a review of undergraduate physics. Covers a broad range of topics, with carefully worked examples illustrating important problem-solving methods. A collection of self-test problems helps students prepare for the College Entrance Advanced Physics Examination and the Qualifying Written Examination for the PhD.

McGraw-Hill's Conquering the GMAT Math

Author: Robert E. Moyer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007159440X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 336

View: 4083


We want to help you succeed on the GMAT math section If math is the hardest part of the GMAT for you, we're here to help. McGraw-Hill's Conquering GMAT Math is packed with strategies for answering every kind of GMAT math question. You'll also get intensive practice with every question type to help you build your test-taking confidence. With McGraw-Hill's Conquering GMAT Math, you'll have everything you need to get ready for test day-- and achieve your best GMAT math score. Includes 3 full-length practice GMAT math tests with complete solutions Hundreds of additional practice questions Coverage of all math topics, including algebra, geometry, and data sufficiency and interpretation Studying and test-day strategies Information on the format and structure of the GMAT math section More help online

GRE Physics Test

Author: Hasan Fakhruddin,Joseph J. Molitoris

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738606596

Category: Study Aids

Page: 450

View: 4730


If You’re Serious About Your Career, Use the Most Comprehensive GRE Guide on the Market Today! REA’s NEW GRE Physics Test Prep with Practice Tests on CD Gets You into Grad School! Higher GRE scores mean better options! Scoring well on the GRE Physics Test doesn’t just help you get into grad school, it helps move your career forward. So it’s worth every minute of your valuable time to be knowledgeable, confident, and prepared to do your best. REA’s new test prep will get you ready for the GRE Physics exam and on your way to grad school! Designed for students and professionals looking to advance their careers, our test prep gives you everything you need to succeed. Focused chapter reviews cover all the information tested on the GRE Physics exam. Each review chapter contains examples to reinforce key concepts. The book includes four full-length practice tests based on the most recent GRE Physics exam. Each test contains every type of question that can be expected on the GRE so you can "practice for real” and boost your confidence before taking the exam. Two of the book’s exams are featured on our TestWare® CD with the most powerful scoring and diagnostic tools available today. Automatic scoring and instant reports help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you’ll succeed when it counts! Our on-screen detailed explanations of answers help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. We don’t just say which answers are right - we also explain why the other answer choices are incorrect - so you’ll be prepared on test day! Our exclusive Pro Study Plan helps you maximize your valuable study time while learning effective test-taking strategies and timesaving tips from the pros. As an added bonus, up-to-the-minute GRE test information and updates are also available at: If you’re serious about your career and are ready to take on the GRE Physics test - get the most comprehensive guide on the market today!

How to Solve Physics Problems

Author: Daniel Milton Oman,Robert Milton Oman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071849327

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 8368


Learn how to solve physics problems the right way How to Solve Physics Problems will prepare you for physics exams by focusing on problem-solving. You will learn to solve physics problems naturally and systematically--and in a way that will stick with you. Not only will it help you with your homework, it will give you a clear idea of what you can expect to encounter on exams. 400 physics problems thoroughly illustrated and explained Math review for the right start New chapters on quantum physics; atoms, molecules, and solids; and nuclear physics

A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics

Author: John S. Townsend

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 9781891389139

Category: Science

Page: 476

View: 3164


This text allows lecturers to involve their undergraduates in the excitement and insight of Feynman's approach to quantum mechanics while simultaneously giving them a textbook that is well-ordered, logical, and pedagogically sound.

Cracking the GRE Psychology Subject Test

Author: Meg Jay,Princeton Review (Firm)

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0375429735

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

View: 9743


Offers strategies for taking the GRE in psychology; reviews important concepts, terms, and individuals; and includes a practice test.

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Author: David J. Griffiths,Darrell F. Schroeter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107189632

Category: Science

Page: 500

View: 8463


A clear and accessible introduction to theory and applications of quantum mechanics for junior/senior undergraduate students of physics.

Physics: A Student Companion

Author: Lowry Kirkby

Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners

ISBN: 190790414X

Category: Science

Page: 428

View: 6301


From reviews: "Every undergraduate physicist ought to own a copy of this remarkable, unique and innovative textbook... I truly believe this textbook should be taken advantage of by all undergraduates, and I wish it had been published earlier in my undergraduate degree." Student Review, Times Higher Education, May 2012 Physics: A Student Companion offers readers a thorough overview of basic physics with rapid access to fundamental concepts and their derivations. Covering the core fields of mechanics and relativity, electromagnetism, waves and optics, quantum mechanics, and thermal physics, this book is an essential learning tool for students, as well as a handy reference for graduates and researchers in the physical sciences. *The perfect companion to the mainstream physics textbooks, providing fast access to the essential material *Highlights and consolidates the key equations, derivations, theories and concepts that are the fundamentals of your physics course *Provides a structured outline of the core ideas, to be used alongside lecture notes and classes *Offers an ideal reference for graduates and researchers in the physical sciences If you are looking for a better option than digging through college textbooks for that forgotten something, reviewing material for an examination, or preparing for graduate entry, then Physics: A Student Companion is the right book for you.


Practicing to Take the Computer Science Test

Author: Educational Testing Service

Publisher: Educational Testing Serv

ISBN: 9780886851910

Category: Study Aids

Page: 100

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Introductory Statistical Mechanics

Author: Roger Bowley,Mariana Sánchez

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 621


This book explains the ideas and techniques of statistical mechanics-the theory of condensed matter-in a simple and progressive way. The text starts with the laws of thermodynamics and simple ideas of quantum mechanics. The conceptual ideas underlying the subject are explained carefully; themathematical ideas are developed in parallel to give a coherent overall view. The text is illustrated with examples not just from solid state physics, but also from recent theories of radiation from black holes and recent data on the background radiation from the Cosmic background explorer. In thissecond edition, slightly more advanced material on statistical mechanics is introduced, material which students should meet in an undergraduate course. As a result the new edition contains three more chapters on phase transitions at an appropriate level for an undergraduate student. There are plentyof problems at the end of each chapter, and brief model answers are provided for odd-numbered problems. From reviews of the first edition: '...Introductory Statistical Mechanics is clear and crisp and takes advantage of the best parts of the many approaches to the subject' Physics Today

Introduction to Cosmology

Author: Barbara Ryden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107154839

Category: Science

Page: 273

View: 6798


A substantial update of this award-winning and highly regarded cosmology textbook, for advanced undergraduates in physics and astronomy.

An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

Author: Bradley W. Carroll,Dale A. Ostlie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108390242

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics is a comprehensive, well-organized and engaging text covering every major area of modern astrophysics, from the solar system and stellar astronomy to galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, and cosmology. Designed to provide students with a working knowledge of modern astrophysics, this textbook is suitable for astronomy and physics majors who have had a first-year introductory physics course with calculus. Featuring a brief summary of the main scientific discoveries that have led to our current understanding of the universe; worked examples to facilitate the understanding of the concepts presented in the book; end-of-chapter problems to practice the skills acquired; and computational exercises to numerically model astronomical systems, the second edition of An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics is the go-to textbook for learning the core astrophysics curriculum as well as the many advances in the field.

Cracking the GRE

Author: Karen Lurie,Magda Pecsenye,Princeton Review (Firm),Adam Robinson

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0375429778

Category: Study Aids

Page: 447

View: 3105


Containing two full-length practice exams while providing free access to two additional online exams, a reference for aspiring graduate students outlines key strategies for mastering the verbal, math and essay sections while sharing additional coverage of the Enter a Number and Text Completion question types. Original.