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Physics on your feet : Berkieley graduate exam questions, or, Ninety minutes of shame but a PhD for the rest of your life!

Author: Dmitry Budker; Alexander O Sushkov; Vasiliki Demas
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The authors, previously students in the Physics Department of the University of California at Berkeley, present possible questions from Berkeley's former oral examination for first year graduate students. The questions are followed by answers, all done with humor, accompanied by illustrations and cartoons.
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Genre/Form: Examinations
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dmitry Budker; Alexander O Sushkov; Vasiliki Demas
ISBN: 9780199681655 0199681651 9780199681662 019968166X
OCLC Number: 897881226
Awards: Winner of Selected by Physics World as one of the top Physics books of 2015.
Description: xiii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Mechanics, heat, and general physics --
Fluids --
Gravitation, astrophysics, and cosmology --
Electromagnetism --
Optics --
Quantum, atomic, and molecular physics --
Nuclear and elementary-particle physics --
Solid-state physics --
Appendix A. Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic field boundary conditions --
Appendix B. Symbols and useful constants.
Other Titles: Berkieley graduate exam questions
Ninety minutes of shame but a PhD for the rest of your life!
Responsibility: Dmitry Budker, University of California, Berkeley, USA, and Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, Alexander O. Sushkov, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA ; illustrated by Vasiliki Demas.

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A collection of physics problems and solutions, full of dry humour and enjoyable cartoons. This book provides a helpful guide for PhD-exam preparation and a review of all major areas of classical and  Read more...

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The inventive and challenging puzzles in this book are guaranteed to make you think and they will probably also make you glad youre not encountering them on your feet in an exam. * Physics World * Read more...

 
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