The test and upper division

odin
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The test and upper division

Postby odin » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:34 pm

I remember being told that the test was mainly lower division(halliday) with a few topics from upper division physics. Is this true?

tmc
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Re: The test and upper division

Postby tmc » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:07 pm

Yes.

mhazelm
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Re: The test and upper division

Postby mhazelm » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:22 am

Now that I have finished my first semester of quantum mechanics, I do think it was immensely useful to have taken QM first.

But, if you can do every and any problem at Halliday/Resnick level and Beiser's Modern Physics, you'll be fine. I noticed that a lot of questions from the 4 practice exams looked almost verbatim like sentences in my Beiser book.

matonski
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Re: The test and upper division

Postby matonski » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:03 am

mhazelm wrote:But, if you can do every and any problem at Halliday/Resnick level and Beiser's Modern Physics, you'll be fine. I noticed that a lot of questions from the 4 practice exams looked almost verbatim like sentences in my Beiser book.

I've read this elsewhere on this forum. I think I'm going to buy the book. Just to be sure, is this it?

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xudis149
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Re: The test and upper division

Postby xudis149 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:39 am

yes it is the same one..
a good book for PGRE

kaosgrace
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Re: The test and upper division

Postby kaosgrace » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:32 pm

Any opinions on Serway/Jewett? That's the one we used for freshman physics and I'm planning on keeping it for reference. Is it noticeably different from Halliday/Resnick in some specific way that may disadvantage me when it comes time for GRE prep?

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secander2!
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Re: The test and upper division

Postby secander2! » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:51 am

I'm don't know anything about it, but as long as it covers most of the same stuff (I can't imagine that it wouldn't), it's probably best to stick with it. Personally, I write in my books and when I see the notes I've written, it helps me remember the concepts even without rereading the chapter. So if you're anything like me, it'll be much easier to use a book that you're already familiar with than to try learn from a new one.




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