Textbook Lists

Winter  2020 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 11700-  Physics for Future Presidents: Energy and Sustainability

Instructor: Peter Littlewood

TBA


 Physics 122-01 – General Physics I

Instructor: Stuart Gazes

Required Text: Physics for Scientist and Engineers with Modern Physics, 4th edition

Author:  Randall K. Knight

Publisher: Pearson/Addison Wesley

ISBN-13:978 013 394 2651


 Physics 122-02 – General Physics I

Instructor: Sergei Nagaitsev

Required Text: Physics for Scientist and Engineers with Modern Physics, 4th edition

Author:  Randall K. Knight

Publisher: Pearson/Addison Wesley

ISBN-13:978 013 394 2651


Physics 132-01– Mechanics

Instructor: Michael Levin

Required Text: University Physics Volume 15thedition

Author:Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freedman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 978 013515 9552


 Physics 132-02– Mechanics

Instructor: Stuart Gazes

Required Text: University Physics Volume 15thedition

Author:Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freedman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 978 013515 9552


 Physics 132-03– Mechanics

Instructor: David Schmitz

Required Text: University Physics Volume 15thedition

Author:Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freedman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 978 013515 9552


Physics 142-01– Honors Electricity & Magnetism

Instructor:  Sidney Nagel

Required Text: Electricity & Magnetism, 3rd edition

Author: Edward M. Purcell & David Morin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-1107-014022

Recommended Text: Div, Grad, Curl and All that: An informal Text on Vector Calculus

Author: Harry Schey

Publisher: WW Norton

ISBN: 978-03939 25166

Recommended  Text: Introduction to Error Analysis

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 978-09357 02750


Physics 142-02– Honors Electricity & Magnetism

Instructor: Mark Oreglia

Required Text: Electricity & Magnetism, 3rd edition

Author: Edward M. Purcell & David Morin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-1107-014022

Recommended Text: Div, Grad, Curl and All that: An informal Text on Vector Calculus

Author: Harry Schey

Publisher: WW Norton

ISBN: 978-03939 25166

Recommended  Text: Introduction to Error Analysis

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 978-09357 02750


 Physics 185– Intermediate Mechanics

Instructor: David Kutasov

Required Text: Classical Mechanics

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 978 18913 89221


 Physics 21102- Experimental Physics

Instructor: Paolo Privitera

No textbook materials


 Physics 225- Intermediate Electricity & Magnetism I

Instructor:  Yau Wah

Required Textbook: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition 

Author: David J. Griffiths

ISBN: 978 03218 56562

Publisher: Pearson


 Physics 236 – Solid States Physics

Instructor:  Kathy Levin

Required Text: Introduction to Solid State

Author: Kittel

ISBN: 978-04714 15268

Publisher: Wiley


 Physics 243– Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Instructor: Savdeep Sethi

TBA


 Physics 257– Introduction to Feedback and Control

Instructor: Jonathan Simon

TBA


Physics 265-Topics in General Relativity and Cosmology

Instructor:Daniel Holz

Required Text: Gravity

Author: James B. Hartle

ISBN: 978-08053-86622

Publisher: Addison Wesley

Recommended Text: Introduction to Cosmology

Author: Barbara Ryden

ISBN: 978-08053-89128

Publisher: Addison Wesley

 Recommended Text: A first course in general relativity (2nd Edition)

Author: Bernard Schutz

ISBN: 978-0521-887052

Publisher: Cambridge UP

Recommended Text: General Relativity

Author: Robert M. Wald

ISBN: 978-02268-70335

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


 Physics 322 – Advanced Electrodynamics I

Instructor: Robert Wald

No required text


 Physics 342 – Graduate Quantum Mechanics II

Instructor:Shinsei Ryu

Recommended Text: Modern Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition

Author:J.J.  Sakurai & Jim Napolitano

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 978-08053 82914


 Physics 364 – General Relativity

Instructor:  Emil Martinec

Required Text: Spacetime and Geometry, An Introduction to General Relativity

Author: Sean M. Carroll

ISBN: 978-12920 26633

Publisher: Pearson


 Physics 367- Soft Matter Physics

Instructor: Vincenzo Vitellii

Recommended Text: Solid States Physics

Author: Ashcroft & Mermin

ISBN: 978-00308 39931   

Publisher: Cenage Learning


 Physics 385 –Advanced Mathematical Methods

Instructor: Paul Wiegmann

TBA


 Physics 422 –Introduction to Quantum Hall Effect

Instructor: Dam T. Son

TBA


 Physics 444 – Quantum Field Theory I

Instructor:  LianTao Wang

TBA


 Physics 483 –String Theory I

Instructor: Clay Cordova

TBA