Qualifier Sample Problems
Reference Books and sample problems for the four subjects of the Ph.D. Qualifying Exams
The books are suggested by each sub-committee of the subjects. You may use your familiar books and don’t have to buy the books for this purpose. But you may find the content list of the book online to see what part of physics are covered.
Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems, by Thorton and Marion;
Classical Mechanics” by Goldstein, Poole and Safko (only the first two chapters).
Introduction to electrodynamics, by David J.Griffiths. (4th ed.)
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, by David J.Griffiths (2nd ed.).
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, by Greiner et. al.