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Need help preparing for graduate school

  1. Jan 2, 2016 #1

    I recently got my Bachelors in Physics, and took a year off to help my family move out of state. The move is complete, and I am looking into Master's programs. My question is how can I effectively prepare for this? I don't think my skills have declined terribly, but I know they aren't what they were, and could use sharpening. Also, I would like to ask which Classical Mechanics text I could consider. As an undergrad, we used Marion and Thornton's "Classical Dynamics of Particle's and Systems", and I hated it. I want a book that is clear and explains the concepts well. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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  3. Jan 3, 2016 #2
    I can't help all that much as an undergraduate student, but if you're looking for a text on classical mechanics try looking into the textbook sub-forum under homework help and look through the free physics online textbook thread. It's a very well compiled list of invaluable resources overall. If you're looking for a textbook recommendation, you can also find that in the sub-forum.
  4. Jan 3, 2016 #3
    Thanks for your reply Thewindyfan, I appreciate your input. I will look in there and see what I can find. If anybody else has some suggestions about preparing for Graduate School, I would sincerely appreciate your advice. Thanks.
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