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Written Prelim Exam

The Written Exam will be offered two times a year, once in January (usually on the first Monday and Tuesday following New Year's Day) and once in August (on the Thursday and Friday preceding the first day of classes). The student will be given a total of 8 hours (4 each day) to complete the exam which will consist of 10 problems (5 each day) covering material ranging from introductory calculus-based physics to advanced topics in a typical student's undergraduate physics education (example tests are available). Students will be given four chances to pass the written exam.

List of suggested books

These books are available in the department library (check the middle of the left-most bookshelf) and books should not be taken out of the library.