textbook lists

Spring 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.

Physics 12300 - General Physics III
Instructor: Juan Collar

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 13300(A) - Waves, Optics & Heat
Instructor: Luca Grandi

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 13300(B) - Waves, Optics & Heat
Instructor: David Miller

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 14300(A) - Honors Waves, Optics & Heat
Instructor: David Schmitz

TBD                                           

Accompanying Lab Manual and Lab Notebook Required


Physics 14300(B) - Honors Waves, Optics & Heat
Instructor: Jon Simon

Required online Text: http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~djmorin/book.html
Author: Dave Morin
Title: Waves(towards the bottom of the page

Recommended Text: Introduction to Thermal Physics
Author: Daniel Schroeder
ISBN: 978-021380279
Publisher: Addison-Wesley       

Recommended Text: The Physics of Vibrations and Waves, 6th edition
Author: H. J. Pain
ISBN: 978-04070012963
Publisher: Wiley       

Accompanying Lab Manual and Lab Notebook Required


 Physics 21103 – Experimental Physics 
Instructor: Heinrich Jaeger

No required Text


Physics 22000 - Introductory Math Methods of Physics
Instructor: Henry Frisch

No Required text

Recommended text: Please see syllablus/Canvas 


Physics 22600- Electronics
Instructor: Cheng Chin

Required Text: Learning the Art of Electronics: A Hands-On Lab Course
Author: T. Hayes & P. Horowitz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-0521177238


Physics 22700: Intermediate Electricity & Magnetism II
Instructor: David Miller

Required Text: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition
Author: D. Griffiths
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-1108420419


Physics 23400:  Quantum Mechanics I
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 23700- Nuclear and Particle Physics
Instructor: Luca Grandi

Required Text: Introduction to Elementary Physics
Author: D. Griffiths
Publisher: Wiley-VCH: 2nd edition 
ISBN: 978-3527406012


Physics 25500- Biological Physics
Instructor: Arvind Murugan

TBA


Physics 32300- Advanced Electrodynamics II
Instructor: Kwang-Je Kim

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

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


Physics 35200 – Statistical Mechanics
Instructor: Erez Berg

Required Text:  Statistical Physics of Particles
Author: M. Kadar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-0521873420


Physics 36300 – Introduction to Particle Physics
Instructor: Mel Shochet

Required Text:  Introduction to Elementary Particles
Author: D. Griffiths
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9783527406012


Physics 37100 –  Introduction to Cosmology
Instructor: Dam Son

Required Text: Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe: Hot Big Bang Theory
Author: D. Gorbunov & V. Rubakov
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 978 9814343978

Recommended Text: Modern Cosmology
Author: S. Weinberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978 0198526827

Recommended Text: Cosmology
Author: Scott Dodelson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 978 0122191411


Physics 40700 – X-ray Lasers and Applications
Instructor: Linda Young

Recommended Text: Elements of Modern X-ray Physics, 2nd edition
Author: J. Als Nielsen & D. McMorrow
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-0470973943

Recommended Text: Optics
Author: E. Hecht
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 978-0133977226

Recommended Text: Atomic Physics
Author: C. J. Foot
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0198506966


Physics 44500- Quantum Field Theory III
Instructor: LianTao Wang

TBA


Physics 44800- Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics
Instructor: Peter Littlewood

TBA


Physics 45700-Impementation of Quantum Information Processors
Instructor: David Schuster

TBA


Physics 48400-  String Theory II
Instructor: Jeffrey Harvey

TBA