Schedule

Students are expected to study the web-based material, review the corresponding material in textbooks, and complete the homework assignment from the previous module during the time interval indicated in the schedule below. 

Link:  A collection of solved Physics Problems

class main topic study these problems before class
27-Aug Introduction  
10-Sep Topics from Introductory Physics I Module 1
17-Sep Topics from Introductory Physics II Module 2
24-Sep Topics from Introductory Physics III Module 3
1-Oct Topics from Introductory Physics IV Module 4
8-Oct Quasi-static situations (E&M), square potentials (QM) Module 5
15-Oct Postulates of QM, non-inertial frames Module 6
22-Oct Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics Module 7
29-Oct Coupled Oscillations, Thermodynamics Module 8
5-Nov Relativistic kinematics and dynamics Module 9
12-Nov Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics Module 10
19-Nov The Kepler problem,  Polarization Module 11
26-Nov Review  

The Web-based material is divided into 11 modules.  Each modules has a physics theme.  It reviews concepts and formulas associated with this theme and presents many solved problems.  Each solution addresses the following points:

Students should study at least 10 of the solved problems each week.  They should make sure they understand the solutions and maybe suggest different ways to arrive at the same solutions.
Student unfamiliar with the the concepts and formulas needed to solve a problem should refer to their junior/senior-level undergraduate textbook for a review.

Link:  Formula sheet for the qualifying exam
Link:  Front cover of a qualifying exam with physical constants