UAH

Comprehensive Exam

The Physics Department's Comprehensive Exam is administered every year in August. The exam consists of three sections: Classical/Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, and Electromagnetism/Special Relativity. Each part has 3 problems.

Sections from Past Comprehensive Exams (1993 - 2011) (.zip)

Topic

Action

Quantum Mechanics Download
E&M and Special Relativity Download 
Classical and Statistical Mechanics Download
Special Topic: Optics Download
Special Topic: Astrophysics Download
Special Topic: Plasma Download
Special Topic: Solid State Download
Special Topic: Particle Physics Download
Special Topic: Atmospheric Electricity Download

 

Comprehensive Exam 2012 Download

 Comprehensive Exam 2011 Download