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. 

class main topic study these problems before class
14-Jan Review  
28-Jan Transient and AC circuits;  rigid body motion Module 1
4-Feb Radiation laws and Maxwell's equations Module 2
11-Feb Harmonic oscillator and central potentials in QM Module 3
18-Feb Ang. momentum addition, Lagrange multipliers Module 4
25-Feb Electrostatics Module 5
4-Mar Time-independent approximations Module 6
11-Mar Electromagnetic waves Module 7
25-Mar   Module 8
1-Apr   Module 9
8-Apr   Module 10
18-Apr   Module 11
22-Apr 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