textbook lists

Winter Quarter 2018 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 11200  - Modern Physics II
Instructor: Yau Wah

Required Text: Guesstimation
Author:  Lawerence Weinstein & John A. Adam
ISBN Number: 978-0691 129495
Publisher: Princeton Press
Accompanying Lab Manual and Student Lab Notebook Required


Physics 12200 - General Physics II
Instructor: Stuart Gazes

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: Mel Shochet

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 Electrictiy & Magnetism
Instructor: Yau Wah

Required Text: Field and Wave Elecromagnetics, 2nd edition
Author: David Cheng
ISBN: 978-02011 128192
Publisher: Pearson/Addison Wesley                                                              

Accompanying Lab Manual and Lab Notebook Required


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

Required Text: Electricty & Magnetism, 3rd edition
Author: Purcell & Morin
ISBN: 978-11070 14022
Publisher: Cambridge University Press                                                                 

Accompanying Lab Manual and Lab Notebook Required


 Physics 18500 – Intermediate Mechanics
Instructor: Mark Oreglia

Required Text: Analytical Mechanics
Author: L. Hand & Finch
ISBN: 978-05215 75720
Publisher: Cambridge University Press


 Physics 21102 – Experimental Physics 
Instructor: William Irvine

No required Text


Physics 22500 - Intermediate Electricity & Magnetism I
Instructor: Young-Kee Kim

Required Text: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th ed
Author: D. Griffiths
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978 11084 20419


Physics 23600- Solid State Physics
Instructor: Kathy Levin

Required Text: Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th ed.
Author: Charles Kittel
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-04714 15268


Physics 24300: Advanced Quantum Mechanics
Instructor: Jeffrey Harvey

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


Physics 25200- Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
Instructor: Wendy Zhang

Required Text: Chaos in Dynamical Systems
Author: Ed Ott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-05210 10849


Physics 32200- Advanced Electrodynamics I
Instructor: Robert Wald

Required Text: Classical Electrodynamics
Author: John D. Jackson
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-04713 09321


Physics 34200 – Graduate Quantum Mechanics II
Instructor: David Kutasov

Required Text:  Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Author: Shankar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-0306-447907


Physics 36400 – General Relativity
Instructor: Emil Martinec

Required Text:  General Relativity
Author: Robert Wald
Publisher: Univeristy of Chicago Press
ISBN: 978-02268 70335


Physics 36700 –  Soft Matter Physics
Instructor: William Irvine & Vincenzo Vitelli

TBA


Physics 38500 –  Advanced Mathematical Methods
Instructor: Dam Son

Required Text:  Lee Algebra in Particle Physics
Author: Howard Georgi
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 978-07382 02334


Physics 44400- Quantum Field Theory II
Instructor: Paul Wiegmann

TBA


Physics 45800- The Phyiscs of Quantum Information
Instructor: Shinsei Ryu

Text : Online notes at  http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people/preskill/ph229/  by John Preskill at Caltech


Physics 46200- Nuclear Astrophysics
Instructor: Guy Savard

TBA


Physics 48300-  String Theory I
Instructor: Savdeep Sethi

Required Text:  String Theory, Vol. 1: An introduction to The Bosonic String
Author: J. Polchinski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-05216 72276

Required Text:  String Theory, Vol. II: Superstring Theory and Beyon
Author: J. Polchinski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-005216 72283