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Testing REA's book for the physics GRE

  1. Sep 27, 2006 #1
    Is anyone out there also using (or has used) the REA book to prepare for the physics GRE. I keep finding what I think are errors and it would be nice if someone could verify they are finding the same mistakes. Also, in general, how useful did you find this book and what other preparations do you recommend.
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  3. Sep 29, 2006 #2
    i've heard that that book is crap and completely unrepresentative of what is actually on the exam.
  4. Oct 1, 2006 #3
    Thanks for reinforcing what I was beginning to suspect. Since my last post I have found extremely obvious errors. Many of the problems are also set up so that you can only solve them using a calculator. Does anyone else have an opinion on this book or know a better one to use? I have only one month of prep time left.
  5. Oct 2, 2006 #4
    The purple book is indeed crap. Just something slapped together and labeled with "GRE" to get your money. I found it worthless.

    Perhaps A Guide to Physics Problems (2 parts) might be better, but it's not specific to the GRE. AGtPP is designed to prepare you for qualifying exams, though, so many of the problems are probably a lot harder than GRE problems.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2006
  6. Oct 5, 2006 #5
    i'm also finding REA's guide for the general GRE to be crap-tacular.
  7. Oct 5, 2006 #6
    Avoid anything by REA. The only way to go is to study actual tests. Scans of them are floating around the net; you can find them on http://www.physicsgre.com" [Broken].
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