NIU Physics PhD Candidacy Exam Archive

This is an archive of NIU Physics PhD Candidacy Exams in pdf format, organized by subject area and date. Select the links labeled "ALL" to download all of the exams for a given subject.

Classical Mechanics
Electricity & Magnetism
Quantum Mechanics
Modern & Statistical Physics
ALL ALL ALL ALL
Fall 2014 Fall 2014 Fall 2014 Fall 2014
Spring 2014 Spring 2014 Spring 2014 Spring 2014
Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Fall 2013
Spring 2013 Spring 2013 Spring 2013 Spring 2013
Fall 2012 Fall 2012 Fall 2012 Fall 2012
Spring 2012 Spring 2012 Spring 2012 Spring 2012
Fall 2011 Fall 2011 Fall 2011 Fall 2011
Spring 2011 Spring 2011 Spring 2011 Spring 2011
Fall 2010 Fall 2010 Fall 2010 Fall 2010
Spring 2010 Spring 2010 Spring 2010 Spring 2010
Fall 2009 Fall 2009 Fall 2009 Fall 2009
Spring 2009 Spring 2009 Spring 2009 Spring 2009
Fall 2008 Fall 2008 Fall 2008 Fall 2008
Spring 2008 Spring 2008 Spring 2008 Spring 2008
Fall 2007 Fall 2007 Fall 2007 Fall 2007
Spring 2007 Spring 2007 Spring 2007 Spring 2007
Fall 2006 Fall 2006 Fall 2006 Fall 2006
Spring 2006 Spring 2006 Spring 2006 Spring 2006
Fall 2005 Fall 2005 Fall 2005 Fall 2005
Spring 2005 Spring 2005 Spring 2005 Spring 2005
Fall 2004 Fall 2004 Fall 2004 Fall 2004
Spring 2004 Spring 2004 Spring 2004 Spring 2004
Fall 2003 Fall 2003 Fall 2003 Fall 2003
Spring 2003 Spring 2003 Spring 2003 Spring 2003

Each of the four sections of the exam is given with a time limit of 2 hours. The exams are given with a standard list of formulas and constants. Other references and calculators are not allowed.

This archive is maintained by Steve Martin.