Qualifying Exam
QUALIFYING EXAM
201920 Qualifying Exam Dates
Each Fall and Spring semester, the exam will take place the weekday before classes start.
Fall 2019: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Spring 2020: Friday, January 17th, 2020
Qualifying Exam Info
Structure, Topics, Preperation, Grading, Retakes, and the Appeal Process can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook (INSERT LINK)
Qualifying Exam Preparation: Typical Textbooks
207/208 or 247/248 level:

Physics: Principles and Applications by Giancoli
University Physics by Bauer and Westfall
Physics by Resnick, Halliday, and Krane
241/249 level:

Modern Physics by Tipler
Modern Physics by Krane
Modern Physics by Harris
311 level:

Dynamics of Particles and Systems by Marion and Thornton
Classical Mechanics by Taylor
Classical Mechanics: A Modern Perspective by Barger and Olsson
322 level:

Introduction to Electrodynamics by Griffiths
Electricity and Magnetism by Purcell
Classical Electricity and Magnetism: A Contemporary Perspective by Barger and Olsson
415 level:

Thermal Physics by Kittel
Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics by Reif
An Introduction to Thermal Physics by Schroeder
448/449/531 level:

Quantum Physics by Gasiorowicz
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by Griffiths
Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles by Eisberg and Resnick
A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics by Townsend