Textbook Lists

Autumn 2021 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 11600- Physics for Future Presidents-1: Fundamentals Concepts

Instructor: Yau Wah

Required: Physics for Future Presidents

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Author: Richard Muller

Publisher: Norton

ISBN: 978 0939337112


 Physics 121-01 – General Physics I

Instructor: Heinrich Jaeger

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

Author: Randall K. Knight

Publisher: Pearson/Addison Wesley

ISBN: 978 013 394 2651


 Physics 121-02 – General Physics I

Instructor: Arvind Murugan

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

Author: Randall K. Knight

Publisher: Pearson/Addison Wesley

ISBN: 978 013 394 2651


 Physics 131-01– Mechanics

Instructor: Ed Blucher

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Required: University Physics Volume 15thedition

Author: Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freedman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 978 013515 9552


 Physics 131-02– Mechanics

Instructor: Stuart Gazes

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Required: University Physics Volume 15thedition

Author: Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freedman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 978 013515 9552


 Physics 131-03– Mechanics

Instructor: Savan Kharel

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Required: University Physics Volume 15thedition

Author: Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freedman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 978 013515 9552


 Physics 131-04– Mechanics

Instructor: Savan Kharel

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Required: University Physics Volume 15thedition

Author: Hugh D. Young & Roger A. Freedman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 978 013515 9552


Physics 141-01– Honors Mechanics

Instructor: Mark Oreglia

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Required: Introduction to Mechanics, 2nd edition

Author: Kleppner & Koenkow

Publisher: Cambridge

ISBN: 978 05211 98110

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Recommended: An Introduction to Error Analysis

Author: John R. Taylor

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 978 09357 02750


Physics 141-02– Honors Mechanics

Instructor: Abigail Vieregg

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Required: Introduction to Mechanics, 2nd edition

Author: Kleppner & Koenkow

Publisher: Cambridge

ISBN: 978 05211 98110

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Recommended: An Introduction to Error Analysis

Author: John R. Taylor

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 978 09357 02750


Physics 185- Intermediate Mechanics

Instructor: Woowon Kang

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Required: Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems

Author: S. T. Thorton & J. B. Marion

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 978 05211 98110


 Physics 21101- Experimental Physics-1

Instructor: Jon Simon

No textbook materials


 Physics 238- Modern Atomic Physics

Instructor:  Cheng Chin

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Required: Atomic Physics

Author: Christopher J. Foot

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978 01985 06966


 Physics 24310- Quantum Mechanics -3

Instructor:  Jeff Harvey

TBA


 Physics 250 – Computational Physics

Instructor: Juan Collar

TBA


 Physics 264– Spacetime and Black Holes

Instructor: Daniel Holz

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Required: Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity

Author: James Hartle

Publisher:  Pearson

ISBN: 978 08053 86622


Physics 279- Statistical and Thermal Physics

Instructor: Vincenzo Vitelli

TBA


 Physics 316 –Advanced Classical Mechanics

Instructor: Paul Wiegmann

TBA


 Physics 330 – Mathaematical Methods of Physics

Instructor: Emil Martinec

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Recommended:  Mathematics for Physics: A Guided Tour for Graduate Students

Author: Michael Stone and Paul Goldbart

Publisher: Cambridge Uniersity Press

ISBN: 978 05218 54030


 Physics 341– Graduate Quantum Mechanics -1

Instructor: Savdeep Sethi

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Recommended:  Principle of Quantum Mechanics

Author: R. Shankar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 978 14615 76754

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Recommended:  Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

Author: M. Nielsen & I. Chuang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978 11070 02173


 Physics 353 – Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Instructor: Wendy Zhang

No text required


 Physics 361 – Solid State Physics

Instructor: Kathy Levin

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Required:  Solid State Physics

Author: Ashcroft & Mermin

Publisher: Cengang Learining

ISBN: 978 00308 39931

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Recommended:  Quantum Theory of Solids

Author: C. Kittels

Publisher:  Wiley

ISBN: 978 04716 24127

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Recommended:  Condensed Matter Physics

Author: M. Mardar

Publisher:  Wiley

ISBN: 978 04706 17984


 Physics 410 – Beam Dynamics in Accelerators

Instructor: Sergei Nagaitsev

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Required: Accelerator Physics

Author: S. Y. Lee

Publisher: World Scienti

ISBN: 978 9814 74941

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Recommended: Introduction to Accelerator Dynamics

Author: S. Peggs & T. Satogata

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978 13164 59300


 Physics 443 – Quantum Field Theory I

Instructor: LianTao Wang

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Recommended: Introduction to Quantum Theory I

Author: Michael E. Peskin & Dan V. Schroeder

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 978 02015 03975


 Physics 448 –  Field Theory in Condensed Matter

Instructor: Peter Littlewood

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Recommended: Condensed Matter Field Theory

Author: Altland and Simons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978 05217 69754


 Physics 462 –  Nuclear Astrophysics

Instructor: Guy Savard

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Recommended: Principles of stellar eveolutiona and nucleosynthesis

Author: Donald Clayton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 978 02261 09534