Any advice for studying electromagnetism?

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Any advice for studying electromagnetism?

Postby gecko428 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:19 pm

I'm currently studying for the April Physics GRE, but I'm having a lot of trouble with the electromagnetism section. Electromagnetism was never my strong suit, and while I definitely learned it I'm having trouble remembering most of it.

Anyone have any tips or resources for studying this part of the GRE?

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Re: Any advice for studying electromagnetism?

Postby ndrach » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:28 pm

If you dont already have it, get Conquering the Physics GRE. They have a fairly comprehensive overview of all the E&M you'll need for the GRE

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Re: Any advice for studying electromagnetism?

Postby Qwaps » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:56 pm

Relearn some things on radiation caused by accelerated charges & review the Larmor formula in wikipedia. Other than that, be sure to understand the different boundary conditions for electric and magnetic fields (permittivity and permeability formulas) and what they imply for electromagnetic waves bounding off perfect conductors. That should do it for the most technical part of E&M.

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