Is there any online concise physics review?

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nagato
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Is there any online concise physics review?

Postby nagato » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:31 pm

Hi,
I am preparing for the PGRE for this fall. I did alright at many questions on the sample test that the ETS provided. But a question that really struk me was a question about the optic resolution, more precisely Rayleigh criterion.
I don't intend to ask it here since I already googled and found the answer.

But the real issue is here. I graduated from a small country in Africa that used French for educational language, and our program of study might differ signicantly from the US. It was quite a challenge to get used to English. Even something as easy as "torque" could drive me to overthink wth is that.

So I was wondering if there's an online full list of what topics the American curicula on physics. What I found here and there are only something like this:
- It covers most of the 3-year-udergraduate physics
- Classical Mechanics such as...

I don't know it is too long to write or they are only showing samples to push you into their commercial stuff. The only list that I found was on Harvard website. But they seem to be poorly written. The information is so redundant.

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Re: Is there any online concise physics review?

Postby TakeruK » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:27 pm

Hi,

I can tell you what was in my undergrad Physics curriculum. Although it was in Canada, we are very similar to American schools! You can also see the course requirements here: http://www.phas.ubc.ca/undergrad-degree-programs -- just click on "Honours Physics" [see note below] for example, and it will list the names of the courses. At the 3rd and 4th year level, students have the choice to specialise so there are fewer explicit course requirements. Instead, students have to pick a certain number of credits in 300 and 400 level Physics (all the possible choices are listed at the bottom of the "Physics Major" page). It might be helpful to keep in mind that 3 credits = 1 semester long (3 hrs/ week for 13 weeks) course at UBC.

Finally, in Canada, most students who plan to go to grad school are encouraged to take the "Honours" route, instead of "Major". The difference is a few more math courses, an honours research thesis in the final year and minimum courseload and GPA requirements.

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Re: Is there any online concise physics review?

Postby nagato » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:47 pm

Thanks




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