EPSNA has put together Physics GRE preparation information for mainly Ethiopian undergraduate students aiming for graduate studies. The idea is to provide concise information, sample materials and course structure that will help students prepare for the Physics GRE Subject Test.

- The test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions.
- Students have 2 hours and 50 minutes to complete the test.
- Visit Official GRE Website
- We have also collected past sample exams provided by the GRE testing service attached here.

**September 15, 2018**register by August 03, 2018 (late deadline is August 10)**October 27, 2018**register by September 14, 2018 (late deadline is September 21)**April 06, 2019**register by March 22, 2019 (late deadline is March 01)**Register online**- Select up to 4 universities for score reports
- Select the schools when you register. Selecting the universities after the exam costs additional fee

- Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday
- Robert Resnick (any edition available for you) is considered the best material to study.

Kinematics, Newton's laws, work and energy, oscillatory motion, rotational motion about a fixed axis, dynamics of systems of particles, central forces and celestial mechanics, three-dimensional particle dynamics, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism, noninertial reference frames, elementary topics in fluid dynamics.

Electrostatics, currents and DC circuits, magnetic fields in free space, Lorentz force, induction, Maxwell's equations and their applications, electromagnetic waves, AC circuits, magnetic and electric fields in matter.

Wave properties, superposition, interference, diffraction, geometrical optics, polarization, Doppler effect.

Laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic processes, equations of state, ideal gases, kinetic theory, ensembles, statistical concepts and calculation of thermodynamic quantities, thermal expansion of heat transfer.

Fundamental concepts, solutions of the Schrodinger equation (including square wells, oscillators, and hydrogenic atoms), spin, angular momentum, wave function symmetry, elementary perturbation theory.

Properties of electrons, Bohr model, energy quantization, atomic structure, atomic spectra, slection rules, black-body radiation, x-rays, atoms in electric and magnetic fields.

Introductory concepts, time dilation, length contraction, simultaneity, energy and momentum, four-vectors and Lorentz transformation, velocity addition.

Laboratory Methods - 6%

Data and error analysis, electronics, instrumentation, radiation detection, counting statistics, interaction of charged particles with matter, lasers and optical interferometers, dimensional analysis, fundamental applications of probability and statistics.

Nuclear and Particle physics, Condensed Matter physics, mathematical methods, computer applications, astrophysics.

- Start early, set a schedule and practice, practice, practice!
- Take a practice test under realistic conditions
- Don't just read books, find practice problems instead

Not all universities in the USA require the physics GRE. Follow the link below to find out more information:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19UhYToXOPZkZ3CM469ru3Uwk4584CmzZyAVVwQJJcyc/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19UhYToXOPZkZ3CM469ru3Uwk4584CmzZyAVVwQJJcyc/edit?usp=sharing

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