New Gre Physics prep book

tweetie_brid
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New Gre Physics prep book

Postby tweetie_brid » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:32 am

Looks like two guys from MIT are putting out a Gre prep book very soon.

Here is the website. I will be interested to hear reviews.

http://www.physicsgreprep.com/Physics_G ... lcome.html

tweetie_brid
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Re: New Gre Physics prep book

Postby tweetie_brid » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:47 pm

they just updated the website for the new book. http://physicsgreprep.com
Looks like it is coming out in the middle of September.
Said it will cost 50 bucks.
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Conquering the Physics GRE

Our forthcoming book, to be sold on amazon.com in mid-September 2012, is the most complete single-volume guide to acing the Physics GRE. Conquering the Physics GRE contains all the resources that we have written to date on studying for and taking the exam.

Key features include:

3 full-length practice exams with complete solutions

A comprehensive review of all physics tested on the GRE

Over 150 additional practice problems with full solutions

Advice on Physics GRE-specific test-taking strategies

Lavabug
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Re: New Gre Physics prep book

Postby Lavabug » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:16 am

tweetie_brid wrote:they just updated the website for the new book. http://physicsgreprep.com
Looks like it is coming out in the middle of September.
Said it will cost 50 bucks.
---------------------------------------------------------------

Conquering the Physics GRE

Our forthcoming book, to be sold on amazon.com in mid-September 2012, is the most complete single-volume guide to acing the Physics GRE. Conquering the Physics GRE contains all the resources that we have written to date on studying for and taking the exam.

Key features include:

3 full-length practice exams with complete solutions

A comprehensive review of all physics tested on the GRE

Over 150 additional practice problems with full solutions

Advice on Physics GRE-specific test-taking strategies

Rather pricey... most of the official & princeton general GRE prep books are around 15$.

Maybe they could lower the cost using lower quality/recycled paper... I don't think anyone needs a high quality hardcover for a test prep book.

YF17A
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Re: New Gre Physics prep book

Postby YF17A » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:06 pm

Hi, Yoni here, one of the authors of the Physics GRE book mentioned in this thread.

While the book will be sold for $50, we will also sell individual chapters for $3, as well as individual sample exams for $8 and solutions for $4, all through our website. This way you can buy only what you need to prepare for the exam. We think $50 is a fair price for the book given that there is no comprehensive review for the physics GRE anywhere...the only other option is the Purple Book by REA, and you can read the reviews on Amazon or this forum yourself. As for the price of GRE books overall, the general GRE requires less comprehensive subject knowledge, hence it can be cheaper. We hope this book will serve as a reference for qualifying exams as well as the GRE, and that the price will not seem prohibitive.




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