need guidance for phy gre books

ruby24
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need guidance for phy gre books

Postby ruby24 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:26 am

Hello guys, i m preparing for physics gre exam.but i don't know info about books.
I am taking this exam after 3 years of gap after my undergrad.Rt now i dont have any notes from my clases.
Can anybody tell me how to start for this exam.i have 3 months for the exam.

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Re: need guidance for phy gre books

Postby ajkp2557 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:41 pm

I just decided to take the PGRE after being out of school for four years. Talked to a couple of professors, lab instructors (who have a masters in physics) and some other students about study materials and prep. Their advice was to work through the basic Calculus-based physics book (every problem at the end of every chapter) and focus on Modern Physics afterwards while working practice exams. I didn't get any specific advice about any of the PGRE prep books, though.

Anyone able to comment on their advice?

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Kaiser_Sose
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Re: need guidance for phy gre books

Postby Kaiser_Sose » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:35 am

You might check out this post:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2409

I've heard from multiple sources that Halliday and Resnick is the top book for reviewing basic, first year physics. This is what I am working in now for PGRE review.

I picked Griffiths E&M and Quantum because they're generally well reviewed, easy to read, and they are the textbooks for my classes on their respective topics so I had to have them anyway.

I've not heard anything as definitive about Modern Physics texts. I'm using Krane's because I kept it after taking the course. Perhaps someone else has a suggestion in this area.

Peace.

KS

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Re: need guidance for phy gre books

Postby quizivex » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:47 pm

ruby24 wrote:Hello guys, i m preparing for physics gre exam.but i don't know info about books.
You'll want to collect enough books to cover all of the subjects listed as official exam topics on the ETS website. What particular books you use is up to you... Plenty of suggestions can be found by browsing the forum's past discussions.

If by books, you meant "prep manuals," there's only one published Physics GRE prep book, by REA, called The Best Test Preparation for the GRE (Physics). The general consensus is that it sucks. There may be a few good notes/problems, but your time is best spent on other sources.




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