### Placement Test for Entering Graduate Students

The material covered includes:

- Basic undergraduate physics at the level of Lea and Burke; Halliday, Resnick and Walker; Serway; or equivalent books. Mastery of this material is required for all TA's.
- Basic undergraduate physics knowledge expected of beginning graduate students. This material includes junior-level mechanics, E&M, and modern physics.
- Basic mathematical techniques used in undergraduate physics. This includes algebra, geometry and trigonometry, calculus, vectors and vector calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical coordinates systems.
- Material required as prerequisite to the core courses in our graduate program (Phys 701, 704, 706, 775, 785).

SFSU graduates entering the Masters program **will be** expected to
take the test.

Please get in touch with one of us (see above) if you have any questions about the test, or any other aspect of our program.