Hi all, I'm from EE background, currently working as TCAD enggr in a semiconductor fab outside US and I'm considering research in physics in the US. (relevant key words that I've identified, till date- computational nanoelectronics, molecular electronics, ballistic nanotransistors, Non-Equilibrium Green's Function, quantum simulations etc) I know i'll have to sit for the Physics GRE for the same and I'm quite overwhelmed by the breadth of the syllabus for the test. since i've not read formally much of core physics areas such as classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, optics, thermodynamics (perhaps all that's there in physics except electronics), i want to master(preferably quickly) these atleast to the level of scoring well in the test. could someone suggest me a sequence of study topics so that i can cover most of these efficiently? like which should i know first before proceeding to which? this would probably easy for physics majors but as i said, i'm from EE and i'm frustrated trying to do this exercise of coming out with a study plan, myself. also, to all those physics folks, which is the best way to prepare - studying sequentially i.e one area at a time (first knowing all that's there in classical mech and then quantum) or studying multiple areas concurrently (for eg, 2 hours classical mech, 2 hours statistical mech, 2 hours quantum mech per day, everyday) ? i just have these books : classical mech - goldstein, electrodynamics, quantum mech- griffiths what other books(preferably self-learning type) are advisable for the above mentioned subject areas as well as other areas such as optics, thermodynamics etc? I'd highly appreciate inputs. thanks a lot!