My List For PGRE

Rose.w
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My List For PGRE

Postby Rose.w » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:42 am

These are the books that i have decided to study from for PGRE...Any advice and recommendations are needed.....

Fundamentals of Physics : Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Introduction To Electrodynamics : David J. Griffiths
Introduction To Quantum Mechanics : David J. Griffiths
Optics : E Hecht
Heat and Thermodynamics : Mark W Zemansky and Richard Dittman
Feynman's Lectures


please tell me what you think....thank you.. :D :D

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HappyQuark
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Re: My List For PGRE

Postby HappyQuark » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:54 pm

Rose.w wrote:These are the books that i have decided to study from for PGRE...Any advice and recommendations are needed.....

Fundamentals of Physics : Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Introduction To Electrodynamics : David J. Griffiths
Introduction To Quantum Mechanics : David J. Griffiths
Optics : E Hecht
Heat and Thermodynamics : Mark W Zemansky and Richard Dittman
Feynman's Lectures


please tell me what you think....thank you.. :D :D


Fundamental of Physics should be your primary study tool. Both of the Griffiths books are good but only the first few chapters are relevant to the PGRE. Not familiar with Hecht's optics or Heat and Thermo but I'm sure they will be fine. Most of the optics were, in my opinion, very rudimentary (i.e. ray tracing and thin lens equations) and you'll probably only need the first few sections.

Rose.w
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Re: My List For PGRE

Postby Rose.w » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:59 am

HappyQuark wrote:
Rose.w wrote:These are the books that i have decided to study from for PGRE...Any advice and recommendations are needed.....

Fundamentals of Physics : Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Introduction To Electrodynamics : David J. Griffiths
Introduction To Quantum Mechanics : David J. Griffiths
Optics : E Hecht
Heat and Thermodynamics : Mark W Zemansky and Richard Dittman
Feynman's Lectures


please tell me what you think....thank you.. :D :D


Fundamental of Physics should be your primary study tool. Both of the Griffiths books are good but only the first few chapters are relevant to the PGRE. Not familiar with Hecht's optics or Heat and Thermo but I'm sure they will be fine. Most of the optics were, in my opinion, very rudimentary (i.e. ray tracing and thin lens equations) and you'll probably only need the first few sections.


Thank you..:)..
do you recommend any other books??
and should i get the PGRE big book...????

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Re: My List For PGRE

Postby Minovsky » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:21 pm

If by "PGRE big book" you mean the purple REA book, opinions of that are already posted all over this forum. Hecht is a good optics reference in general, so you should be OK with that. I'm not familiar with that particular thermo book. I think Halliday covers all you would need for thermo anyway.

Other resources I've heard are good are Schaum's Outline of Applied Physics and Problems in General Physics by Irodov. Irodov is currently only published in India, but you can find it on used book websites for ~$15. The US edition has been out-of-print for a while so it is very expensive. Schaum's is also ~$15, so both are inexpensive and generally obtainable. Your university may have these on their shelves as well.

Rose.w
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Re: My List For PGRE

Postby Rose.w » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:42 am

Minovsky wrote:If by "PGRE big book" you mean the purple REA book, opinions of that are already posted all over this forum. Hecht is a good optics reference in general, so you should be OK with that. I'm not familiar with that particular thermo book. I think Halliday covers all you would need for thermo anyway.

Other resources I've heard are good are Schaum's Outline of Applied Physics and Problems in General Physics by Irodov. Irodov is currently only published in India, but you can find it on used book websites for ~$15. The US edition has been out-of-print for a while so it is very expensive. Schaum's is also ~$15, so both are inexpensive and generally obtainable. Your university may have these on their shelves as well.



Right......I am in India...so Irodov and Schaum's are not a problem....
and i am ditching the purple book...




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