Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199.
||Classical Mechanics, Kibble and
Berkshire, 5th ed.
Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems, Thornton and Marion, 5th ed.
|Essentially the entire
book is fair game: Newtonian mechanics,
oscillations,Lagrangians, Hamiltonians, central-force
motion, collisions, dynamics of rigid bodies,
vibrations, waves. See the course syllabi: Mechanics
Goldstein, Poole, and Safko, 3rd ed.
Pollack & Stump, 2nd ed.,
Introduction to Electrodynamics, Griffiths, 3rd ed.
||See the course syllabi: E&M
I, E&M II
Theory of Fields Vol. 2., Landau & Lifshitz,
Electrodynamics of Continuous Media, Landau, 2nd ed.
Classical Electrodynamics, Jackson, 3rd ed.
||E&M 1 Chapters 1-9
from Classical Theory of Fields.
E&M 2 Chapters 1-6, 9, 10, 12 from Electrodynamics...
While anything covered in the courses may be on the exam, consider that many Jackson-level problems are too hard to be solved in the time allotted.
Introduction to Thermal Physics, Schroeder.
||See the course syllabi: Thermodynamnics|
Statistical and Thermal Physics, Reif.
||Generally not much from
something on the equipartition theorem (chapter 7).
Serway, Moses, & Moyer, 3rd ed., chapters 1&2.
Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems, Thornton & Marion, 5th ed., chapter 14.
dilation and length contraction, Lorentz
transfromations, significant emphasis on four-vectors
and relativistic kinematics.
Modern I website.
Goldstein, Poole, and Safko, 3rd ed., chapter 7.
||Undergraduate||Introduction to Quantum
Mechanics, Griffiths, 2nd ed.
||See the course syllabi:
QM I, QM
|Graduate||Quantum Mechanics, Abers.
||See the course syllabi: QM
Serway, Moses & Moyer, 3rd ed.
Modern Physics, Tipler & Llewellyn, 5th ed.
|Generally restricted to things like the foundations of QM (Bohr atom, quantization, etc.). About the first nine chapters of Serway or the first semester of Modern I website.|