Electricity and Magnetism section in GRE Physics

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Hi,

I am taking GRE Physics this year and I am preparing from Conquering GRE Physics book and I have covered everything in that book on Electricity and Magnetism (yet to study Optics and Waves).

My question: How much from Griffith Electrodynamics book do I need to study? Or is the material in the book I am following sufficient and I should just study those topics from Griffiths?

Thanks for your time!!
 

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The thing about the GRE and tests of this sort are that there are only certain kinds of questions that can be asked so using the study books as a basis and then reviewing material related to the study book topics is a sound strategy.
 
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So I just go through the topics covered in the GRE preparation books and deepen their understanding from Griffiths?
 
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I found that the "Conquering the Physics GRE" book did a good job on E&M (in my opinion). I know the book likes to present equations in the "who cares where it comes from, memorize it" kind of fashion, but know how each equation in the electrostatics/dynamics portion is derived and you should be fine for the pGRE. Make sure you know Maxwell's equations and how to use them (each equation has a "typical" question that goes with it).
 

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