GRE Physics Test

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Research & Education Association, 2010 - Study Aids - 450 pages
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First, this book is literally riddled with errors. Some are obvious typographical errors, but others end up changing the equation. If you get this book, make sure you already have a firm grasp on physics so you can catch the errors, and check any equations you are unfamiliar with!
Second, the initial review section does not even cover all the equations you would need in order to solve the problems in the practice tests, while at the same time including (many) extraneous equations that would never show up on the test.
Third, the practice tests are not necessarily all that similar to the actual GRE tests. For instance, the practice tests expect one to recall a variety of fundamental constants and conversion factors (and even the molar mass of copper!), and a calculator is required in order to solve some of the problems; whereas the GRE does not allow calculators but does provide a table of fundamental constants.
In general, this book seems quickly thrown together (with little or no editing) in order to make a quick buck. It's in its 6th edition, so it must be succeeding.

About the author (2010)

Dr. Joseph Molitoris is a professor of Physics at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he teaches introductory and advanced physics. His teaching responsibilities include courses in General Physics, Modern Physics, Mechanics, Advanced Mechanics, Statistical Physics, and Nuclear Physics.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Molitoris went on to receive his Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of North Florida. He was awarded a doctorate in Physics from Michigan State University. His post-doctoral work was performed as a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Frankfurt, Germany.

Hasan Fakhruddin is Instructor of Physics at The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities In Muncie, Indiana where he teaches Modern Physics and Advanced Optics.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Math from the University of Bombay in Mumbai, India, Mr. Fakhruddin went on to receive his Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. He has written physics questions for The College Board and Educational Testing Service and participated in the Fulbright Teachers Exchange.

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