tiyusufaly wrote:But in how much detail do they ask about specific equipment or experiments?
I'm no expert on the physics GRE (I haven't even taken it yet) but what I've noticed on the practice questions is that ETS loves oscilloscopes (and on a more unrelated note... positronium). I would suggest doing one of the practice exams to look for problems related to experimental methods.
tiyusufaly wrote:Essentially I am asking, are the specific instrumentation types beyond the level of those in a standard general physics laboratory
Questions related to RC, LC etc. have popped up in both the practice exams I've gone through. I've only seen one question about filters and it was a really simple one (the most basic R-C low/high - pass filters).
tiyusufaly wrote:I expect they ask generally about more advanced modern physics experiments (like the Photoelectric effect, Compton effect, Rutherford scattering, etc...), but are the details of the equipment and instrumentation at a higher level?
These questions are more like:
- Find the cross-section of scattering of the blahblahblah atom given thisandthat empirical data.
- Invisible colored light of wavelength ??? nm is incident on a spoonful full of kryptonite and the energy of ejected electrons is omgwtfpwnbbqsauce eV. Find the work function of kryptonite.
you get the idea....