Textbook Lists

Spring 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 11200 - Modern Physics II
Instructor: Yau Wah

Required Text: Guesstimation
Author:  Lawrence Weinstein and John Adam
ISBN Number: 978 069112495
Publisher: Princeton Press
Accompanying Lab Manual Required


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  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  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  Required


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

Requried online text:  http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~djmorin/book.html
Title: Waves(towards the bottom of the page)
 

Requried Text:  Understanding Thermodynamics
Author: H. C. Van Ness
ISBN Number: 978 0486632773
Publisher: Dover

Recommeded Text:  Introduction to Wave Phenomena
Author: Hirose
ISBN Number: 978 1575242316
Publisher: Krieger

Accompanying Lab Manual  Required


Physics 14300(B) - Honors Waves, Optics & Heat
Instructor: Woowon Kang

Requried online text:  http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~djmorin/book.html
Title: Waves(towards the bottom of the page)
 

Requried Text:  Understanding Thermodynamics
Author: H. C. Van Ness
ISBN Number: 978 0486632773
Publisher: Dover

Recommeded Text:  Introduction to Wave Phenomena
Author: Hirose
ISBN Number: 978 1575242316
Publisher: Krieger

Accompanying Lab Manual Required


 Physics 21103 – Experimental Physics 
Instructor: David Schmitz

No required Text


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

No required text

Crerar Reserve list: See Canvas


Physics 22600:  Electronics
Instructor: Cheng Chin

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


Physics 22700- Intermediate Electricity & Magnetism II
Instructor: Kathy Levin

Required Text: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition
Author: D. Griffiths
ISBN: 978 1108420149
Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Physics 23400-  Quantum Mechanics I
Instructor: Mel Shochet

Recommended Text:  Introduction to  Quantum Mechanics
Author: D. Griffiths
ISBN Number: 978 1107189638
Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Physics 23700-  Nuclear and Particle Physics
Instructor: Luca Grandi

Recommended Text:  Introduction to  Particle Physics
Author: D. Griffiths
ISBN Number: 978 3527406012
Publisher: Wiley


Physics 24500-  Relativistic Quantum Mechanics & Introduction to String Theory
Instructor: Jeff Harvey

TBA


Physics 32300- Advanced Electrodynamics II
Instructor: Paul Wiegmann

TBA


Physics 35200 –Statistical Mechanics
Instructor:Dam Son

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


Physics 36300 –  Introduction to Particle Physics
Instructor: Marena Carena

TBA


Physics 36700 – Soft Matter Physics
Instructor: Vincenzo Vitelli

TBA


Physics 38600- Advanced  Methods of Data Analysis
Instructor: Abigail Vieregg

Recommended Text: Statistical Data Analysis
Author: G. Cowen
Publisher: Oxford Science publication
ISBN: 978 0198501558

Crerar Reserve

Text: Statistical Methonds in Experimental Physics
Author: F. James
 

Text: Data Reduction and Error Analysis for the Physical Sciences
Author:P. Bevington & D. Robinson

Text: Numerical Recipes
Author: Press, Teukolsky, Vetterling & Flannery


Physics 41200- Topological Quantum Matter
Instructor: Michael Levin

TBA


Physics 44500- Quantum Field Theory III
Instructor: Savdeep Sethi

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

Recommended Text:  Quantum field theory and the Standard Model
Author: M. Schwartz
Publisher: Cambridge Unviersity Press
ISBN: 978 1107034730


Physics 46900- Effective Field Theories
Instructor: LianTao Wang

TBA