darkmav wrote:I have been reading from Landau and Lifshitz, but I haven't gone too far because of other courses, work, etc. I know this is a bad thing to do academically, but what I really need is some kind of a crash course on statmech and thermodynamics so that I can at least tackle problems in the Physics GRE. I have studied basic thermodynamics (minus the engineering nuances) but very little of statmech so I am not quite as confident with it as I am with say QM, EM, CM, modern physics, etc.
Comments, suggestions, advice would be appreciated.
darkmav wrote:Hmm ok. Well, I just thought that since the PGRE is supposed to be a test of undergraduate physics, I should at least be conversant with statmech at that level. So I was just trying to make up in some small measure for not having taken a course yet. I did see the sample booklet they sent me..it has questions on elementary thermodynamics (first law, expansions, etc.) But I was wondering if the level can be much higher than Resnick and Halliday.
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