Physics on Your Feet: Berkeley Graduate Exam Questions: or Ninety Minutes of Shame but a PhD for…

Paperback | February 18, 2015

byDmitry Budker, Alexander O. Sushkov

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Physics on Your Feet gives a collection of physics problems covering the broad range of topics in classical and modern physics that were, or could have been, asked at oral PhD exams at Berkeley. The questions are easy to formulate, but some of them can only be answered using an out-of-the-boxapproach. Detailed solutions are provided, from which the reader is guaranteed to learn a lot about the physicists' way of thinking. The book is also packed full of cartoons and dry humour to help take the edge off the stress and anxiety surrounding exams. This is a helpful guide to studentspreparing for their exams, as well as to University lecturers looking for good instructive problems. No exams are necessary to enjoy the book!

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Physics on Your Feet gives a collection of physics problems covering the broad range of topics in classical and modern physics that were, or could have been, asked at oral PhD exams at Berkeley. The questions are easy to formulate, but some of them can only be answered using an out-of-the-boxapproach. Detailed solutions are provided, f...

Dmitry Budker has been a physics professor at Berkeley since 1995, where he previously was both a PhD student and a post-doc. Since 2013, he is at the Johannes Gutenberg University at Mainz, Germany, and a Section Leader at the Helmoltz Institute, Mainz. Alexander Sushkov, upon passing all the exams and obtaining his PhD from Berkeley ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.43 inPublished:February 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Mechanics, heat, and general physics2. Fluids3. Gravitation, astrophysics, cosmology4. Electromagnetism5. Optics6. Quantum, atomic, and molecular physics7. Nuclear and elementary-particle physics8. Solid-state physicsAppendix A: Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic field boundary conditionsAppendix B: Symbols and useful constants