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
15-Jan Maxwell's Equations:  Quasi-static situations Module 1a
22-Jan AC and transient circuits Module 1b
29-Jan Maxwell's Equations:  Electrodynamics Module 2
5-Feb Electromagnetic waves Module 3
12-Feb Electromagnetic radiation Module 4
19-Feb Electrodynamics and relativity Module 5
26-Feb Fundamental assumptions of QM, Postulates Module 6
5-Mar One-dimensional eigenvalue problems Module 7
19-Mar Angular momentum and spin Module 8
26-Mar Three-dimensional eigenvalue problems Module 9
2-Apr Approximation methods (time-independent) Module 10
9-Apr Approximation methods (time dependent) Module 11
16-Apr Identical particles Module 12
23-Apr Scattering Module 13

The Web-based material is divided into 13 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