Physics Qualifying Examination: Problems and Solutions / Edition 1 by Horacio A. Farach, Charles P. Poole Jr., John L. Safko, Sr. | | 9783527408054 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Physics Qualifying Examination: Problems and Solutions / Edition 1

Physics Qualifying Examination: Problems and Solutions / Edition 1

by Horacio A. Farach, Charles P. Poole Jr., John L. Safko, Sr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 3527408053

ISBN-13: 9783527408054

Pub. Date: 03/29/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Designed for use in tandem with the 'Handbook of Physics', this volume is nonetheless self-contained and can be used on its own.
The chapters are based on lectures delivered annually by Professor Poole in a course to prepare students for their PhD qualifying examination in the physics department at the University of South Carolina. The book contains 120

Overview

Designed for use in tandem with the 'Handbook of Physics', this volume is nonetheless self-contained and can be used on its own.
The chapters are based on lectures delivered annually by Professor Poole in a course to prepare students for their PhD qualifying examination in the physics department at the University of South Carolina. The book contains 120 selected problems (and answers) that appeared in these examinations, and each one refers to the chapter in the Handbook that discusses the background for it. Professor Farach has kept a record of all the qualifying examinations in the department since 1981.
It covers all relevant physics subjects, which are otherwise scattered in different preparation publications or university scripts, including:

• Atomic and General Physics

• Condensed Matter Physics

• Classical Mechanics

• Electricity and Magnetism

• Elementary Particle Physics

• Nuclear Physics

• Optics and Light

• Quantum Mechanics

• Relativity and Astrophysics

• Thermo and Statistical Mechanics

An excellent self-study approach to prepare physics PhD candidates for their qualifying examinations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527408054
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/29/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface IX

Physical Constants XI

Part 1 Questions

1 Atomic and General Physics 1

2 Condensed Matter Physics 5

3 Classical Mechanics 9

4 Electricity and Magnetism 21

5 Elementary Particle Physics 37

6 Nuclear Physics 41

7 Optics and Light 45

8 Quantum Mechanics 47

9 Relativity and Astrophysics 57

10 Thermo and Statistical Mechanics 59

Part 2 Answers

1 Atomic and General Physics 65

2 Condensed Matter Physics 73

3 Classical Mechanics 79

4 Electricity and Magnetism 113

5 Elementary Particle Physics 157

6 Nuclear Physics 167

7 Optics and Light 177

8 Quantum Mechanics 183

9 Relativity and Astrophysics 223

10 Thermo and Statistical Mechanics 231

Bibliography 245

Index 249

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