textbook lists

Winter Quarter 2019 Textbook List

Textbooks are available for purchase or rental at Barnes & Noble Bookstore: 970 East 58th Street and will also be put on reserve at Crerar Library. Barnes & Noble Bookstore also offers the option of purchasing digital textbooks.

Crerar Library Reserve Information

John Crerar Library, 5730 S. Ellis Ave., is dedicated to making course material and books available to students in the Physical Sciences. Students may access materials either by physical packets from the circulation desk area, or download course handouts, lecture notes, assignments, homework, quiz, and exam solutions form the U Chicago Library Web page. On that page, click "Reserve Catalog;" on the next page, select "Crerar Reserve" and enter any search terms that identify your course.

Physical Sciences 11100 - Modern Physics I
Instructor: Heinrich Jaeger

TBA
Accompanying Lab Manual and Student Lab Notebook Required


Physical Sciences 11700 - Physics for Future Presidents: Energy and Sustainability
Instructor: Peter Littlewood

TBA
Accompanying Lab Manual and Student Lab Notebook Required


Physics 12200 - General Physics II
Instructor: David Reid

Required Text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 4th ed.
Author:  Randall K. Knight
ISBN Number: 9780133942651
Publisher: Pearson/Addison Wesley
Accompanying Lab Manual and Student Lab Notebook Required


Physics 13200(A) - Electricity & Magnetism
Instructor: Philippe Guyot-Sionnest

Required Text: University Physics Volume 1(Chapters 1-20), 14th edition
Author: Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freeman
ISBN: 978-01339-78049
Publisher: Pearson

Required Text: University Physics Volume 2(Chapters 21-37) 14th edition
Author:  Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freeman
ISBN Number: 978-01339-78001
Publisher: Pearson
Accompanying Lab Manual and Student Lab Notebook Required


Physics 13200(B) - Electricity & Magnetism
Instructor: Stuart Gazes

Required Text: University Physics Volume 1(Chapters 1-20), 14th edition
Author: Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freeman
ISBN: 978-01339-78049
Publisher: Pearson

Required Text: University Physics Volume 2 (Chapters 21-37), 14th edition
Author: Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freeman
ISBN: 978-01339-78001
Publisher: Pearson                                                                                    

Accompanying Lab Manual and Student Lab Notebook Required


Physics 14200(A) - Honors Electricity & Magnetism
Instructor: Sidney Nagel

Requried Text:  Electricity & Magnetism, 3rd edition
Author: Edward Purcell &  David Morin
ISBN Number: 978-1107014022
Publisher: Cambridge University Press      

Accompanying Lab Manual and Lab Notebook Required


Physics 14200(B) - Honors Electricity & Magnetism
Instructor: Jon Simon

Requried Text:  Electricity & Magnetism, 3rd edition
Author: Edward Purcell &  David Morin
ISBN Number: 978-1107014022
Publisher: Cambridge University Press      

Accompanying Lab Manual and Lab Notebook Required


Physics 18500- Immediate Mechanics
Instructor: Wendy Zhang

Requried Text:  Classical Mehanics
Author: John Taylor
ISBN Number: 978-1891389221
Publisher: University Science Press


 Physics 21102 – Experimental Physics 
Instructor: William Irvine

No required Text


Physics 22300 - Topics in Mathematical Physics
Instructor: Arvind Murugan

TBA


Physics 22500:  Intermediate Electricity & Magnetism I
Instructor: Yau Wah

Required Text: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition
Author: D. Griffiths
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 978-0321856562


Physics 23600- Solid State Physics
Instructor: Woowon Kang

Required Text: Oxford Solid State Physics Basics
Author: Steven Simon
ISBN: 978-01996801771
Publisher: Oxford University Press


Physics 24300- Advanced Quantum Mechanics
Instructor: Jeffrey Harvey

Recommended Text:  Principles fo Quantum Mechanics
Author: R. Shankar
ISBN Number: 9780306447907
Publisher: Springer


Physics 32200- Advanced Electrodynamics I
Instructor: Robert Wald

Recommended: Classical Theory of Fields
Author: Landau & Lifshitz
ISBN: 978-0750627689
Publisher: Butterworth Heinemann


Physics 34200 – Graduate Quantum Mechanics II
Instructor: Shinsei Ryu

Required Text: Modern Quantum Mechanics
Author: J.J. Sakurai 
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 978-0805382914


Physics 36400 –  General Relativity
Instructor: Daniel Holz

Required Text: A first course in general relativity
Author: Bernard Schutz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978 1107696693

Recommended Text: General Relativity
Author: Robert Wald
Publisher:  University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 978 0226870335

Recommended Text: Spacetime and Geometry, An Introduction to General Relativity
Author: Sean Carroll
ISBN Number: 978-1292026633
Publisher: Pearson


Physics 36600 – Advanced Condensed Matter Physics
Instructor: Kathy Levin

Required Text: Theory of Superconductivity
Author: J. R. Schrieffer
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 978-0738201207

Recommended Text: Quantum Theory of Many-Particle Systems
Author: Fetter & Walecka
ISBN Number: 978-0486428277
Publisher: Dover


Physics 38500- Advanced Mathematical Methods
Instructor: Paul Wiegmann

TBA


Physics 42600- Topics in Fluid Dynamics
Instructor: William Irvine

TBA


Physics 44400- Quantum Field Theory II
Instructor: David Kutasov

Recommended Text: An Introduction to Quantum Theory 
Author: Peskin & Schroeder
Publisher: Westview Press reprint edition
ISBN: 978-0201503975

Recommended Text:  Quantum Field Theory 
Author: Itzykson & Zuber
Publisher: Dover
ISBN: 978-0486445687

Recommended Text: Field Theory: A modern Primer
Author: P. Ramond
Publisher: Westview Press 
ISBN: 978-0201304503

Recommended Text: Quantum Field Theory
Author: M. Srednicki
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-0521864497

Recommended Text: Quantum Theory of Fields
Author: S. Weinberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-0521769471