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Autumn Quarter 2018 Textbook List

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Physical Sciences 11600 - Physics for Future Presidents: Fundamental Concepts and Applications
Instructor: Scott Wakely

Required Text: Physics and Technology for Future Presidents
Author: Richard Muller
ISBN Number: 978-0691135045
Publisher: Princeton Press
Accompanying Lab Manual and Student Lab Notebook Required


Physics 12100 - General Physics I
Instructor: David Schuster

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 13100(A) - Mechanics
Instructor: Margaret Gardel

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 13100(B) - Mechanics
Instructor: Abigail Vieregg

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 14100(A) - Honors Mechanics
Instructor: Henry Frisch

Requried Text:  Introduction to Classical Mechanics With Problems
and Solutions
Author:  David Morin
ISBN Number: 978-0-521-87622-3
Publisher: Cambridge University Press      

Required Text:  An Introduction to Error Analysis
Author:  John R.  Taylor
ISBN Number: 978-0935702750
Publisher:  University Science Books    

Recommended Text: Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems
Author:  S.T. Thornton and Jerry B. Marion
Note: either 4th or 5th editions are ok:
 ISBN-13:978-0534408961 | Edition: 5 or ISBN-13: 978-0030973024 | Edition: 4th
Publisher: Cengange Learning

Recommended Text: Elementary Theory of Angular Momentum
Author: M. E. Rose
ISBN: 978-048668402
Publisher: Dover

Recommended Text:  The Feynman Lectures on Physics, vol. 1
Author: Feynman, Leighton & Sands
ISBN Number: any edition (hardback or paper)
Publisher:  any

Accompanying Lab Manual and Lab Notebook Required


Physics 14100(B) - Honors Mechanics
Instructor: Mark Oreglia

Required Text:  Introduction to Mechanics, 2nd edition
Author:  Klepnner & Koenkow
ISBN Number: 9780521198110
Publisher:  Cambridge University Press

Recommended Text:  An Introduction to Error Analysis
Author:  John R.  Taylor
ISBN Number: 978-0935702750
Publisher:  University Science Books  

Accompanying Lab Manual and Lab Notebook Required


Physics 15400- Modern Physics
Instructor: Heinrich Jaeger

Required Text:  Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei and Particles, 2nd edition
Author:  Robert Eisberg & Robert Resnick
ISBN Number: 9780471873730
Publisher: Wiley

Required Text:  An Introduction to Error Analysis
Author:  John R.  Taylor
ISBN Number: 978-0935702750
Publisher:  University Science Books 

Accompanying Lab Manual and Lab Notebook Required


Physics 19700- Statistical and Thermall Physics
Instructor: Sidney Nagel

Required Text:  Introduction to Thermal Physics
Author:  Daniel Schroeder
ISBN Number: 978020130279
Publisher:  Addison-Wesley


 Physics 20900( Physics 30910) – Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics & Technology
Instructor: Sergei Nagaitsev

Required Text: An Introduction to the Physics of High Energy Accelerations
Author: D.A. Edwards &  M.J. Syphers
ISBN Number: 978-80471551638
Publisher:  Wiley


 Physics 21101 – Experimental Physics 
Instructor: Jon Simon

No required Text


Physics 22100 -  Math Methods of Physics
Instructor: Wendy Zhang

TBA


Physics 23500:  Quantum Mechanics II
Instructor: Carlos Wagner

Required Text: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition
Author: D. Griffiths
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-1107179868

Recommended Text: Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Author: R. Shankar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-03064 47907

Recommended Text:  Quantum Mechanics
Author: Landau & Liftshitz
Publisher: Esevier Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 978-0750635394


Physics 23800- Modern Atomic Physics
Instructor: Cheng Chin

Required Text: Atomic Physics
Author: Christopher Foot
ISBN: 978-0198506966
Publisher: Oxford University Press


Physics 25000- Computational Physics
Instructor: David Miller

TBA


Physics 26400- Spacetime and Black Holes
Instructor: Robert Wald

TBA


Physics 31600- Advanced Classical Mechanics
Instructor: Vincenzo Vitelli

Recommended: Classical Mechanics, 3rd edition
Author: Goldstein, Poole & Safko
ISBN: 978-0201657029
Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Recommended Text: Mechanics, 3rd edition
Author: Landau & Lifshitz
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 978-0750628969

Recommended Text: Classical Mechanics
Author: Kibble & Berkshire
Publisher: Imperial College Press
ISBN: 978-1860944352


Physics 33000 – Mathematical Methods of Physics
Instructor: LianTao Wang

Recommended Text: Mathematical Methods for Physics, 7th edition
Author: Arfken & Weber
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 978-0123846549


Physics 34100 – Graduate Quantum Mechanics I
Instructor: Shinsei Ryu

Recommended Text: Modern Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition
Author: J.J. Sakurai & Jim Napolitano
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 978-0805382914


Physics 353000 –  Advanced Statistical Mechanics
Instructor: Peter Littlewood

Recommended Text: Statistical Physics of Fields
Author: Kardar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978 0521873413

Recommended Text: Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics
Author: John Cardy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978 0521499590


Physics 36100 – Solid State Physics
Instructor: Michael Levin

Required Text: Solid State Physics
Author: Ashcroft & Mermin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 978-0030839931


Physics 37200- Space Physics and Astrophysics
Instructor: Juan Collar

TBA


Physics 40600- Nuclear Physics
Instructor: Guy Savard

TBA


Physics 44300- Quantum Field Theory I
Instructor: David Kutasov

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