Physics GRE vs Math GRE

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muonman
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Physics GRE vs Math GRE

Postby muonman » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:25 pm

I think the other thread about "Physics GRE vs MCAT" has Physics GRE winning (that is, the conclusion being that Physics GRE is harder than MCAT). Now for the next match:

Which one is the harder test, Physics Subject GRE or Math Subject GRE?
(Ideally, this question is address to people who haven taken both).

Is the Physics GRE pretty much the hardest standardized test in the world? :?

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Re: Physics GRE vs Math GRE

Postby a bucket » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:46 am

muonman wrote:Is the Physics GRE pretty much the hardest standardized test in the world? :?

No. That would be the Landau Theoretical Minimum.

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Re: Physics GRE vs Math GRE

Postby muonman » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:42 pm

a bucket wrote:
muonman wrote:Is the Physics GRE pretty much the hardest standardized test in the world? :?

No. That would be the Landau Theoretical Minimum.


Where can I sign up for it? Oh yeah, that's right, I can't unless I'm in Russia... so that doesn't qualify, I'm sorry...

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Re: Physics GRE vs Math GRE

Postby WontonBurritoMeals » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:35 pm

What qualifies as a standerdized test? Does it have to have bubble answers?

One I know of is of course the Putnam. Do they still do Landau's test?

I'm reminded that Lord Kelvin would ask students to prove Green's Theorem on his tests even though he was one of the few mathematicians in the world that knew about it at the time.

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