AriAstronomer wrote:Hey everyone,
So I'm supposed to take Nuclei and Fundamental particles next year, but the GRE is this october, and I don't want to simply hope that I've learned everything I need at the last minute. I currently have the David Griffiths intro to elementary particles. Which chapters do you think are important to go over for the GRE? There was a fermi energy question on the gre, didn't know it at all:
1 Historical Introduction to the Elementary Particles.
2 Elementary Particle Dynamics.
3 Relativistic Kinematics.
5 Bound States.
6 The Feynman Calculus.
7 Quantum Electrodynamics.
8 Electrodynamics and Chromodynamics of Quarks.
9 Weak Interactions.
10 Gauge Theories.
11 Neutrino Oscillations.
12 Afterword: What´s Next?
A The Dirac Delta Function.
B Decay Rates and Cross Sections.
C Pauli and Dirac Matrices.
D Feynman Rules (Tree Level).
Thanks alot for the help.
physicsworks wrote:All you need for the PGRE is the first (and maybe something from the second) chapter of Griffiths' "Introduction to elementary particles". Plus, of course, chapter 12 from his "Introduction to Electrodynamics" (Electrodynamics and Relativity). That's enough for elementary particles and special theory of relativity (you may find it interesting and helpful to read "Spacetime physics" by Taylor and Wheeler also, but that's not for the PGRE, but rather for your deeper understanding of the subject). By the way, lots of problems for the real PGRE are taken from Griffiths' books
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