Important books for Physics optional for UPSC IAS Mains

Physics is one of the optional subjects offered for UPSC IAS Mains Exam. It is a discipline of science deal with properties and nature of matter and energy. It includes light, heat, mechanics and other related themes. Aspirants those who are from Physics and Electrical engineering background can handle this optional subject. UPSC aspirants coming from non-electronics background must put extra hard work and endeavor to ace this optional.

Books for Physics optional for UPSC IAS Mains

  • A Dictionary of Physics – Goldstein
  • A Textbook of Sound – Khanna & Bedi
  • Advanced Level Physics – Nelkon & Parker
  • Any fundamental book on electrical engineering like B.L Theraja (Vol 1) or Vincent Del Toro
  • Atomic & Molecular Spectra -Rajkumar
  • Atomic Physics – J. B. Rajan
  • Classical Mechanism -Gupta, Kumar & Sharma – Takewale & Puranik -H.Goldstein
  • Concept of Modern Physics – Arthur Beiser
  • Electricity & Magnetism: D.C. TAyal, B.S. Agarwal, Griffith
  • Electronics – Millman & Halkias, S. Ramnam, Ryder or Bolstead, Malvina
  • Electronics -Allen Mottershead
  • EM Theory -Chopra&Agarwal/Satya Prakash
  • Fundamental of Magnetism electricity – B.N. Basudeva
  • Introduction of Electrodynamics – David Griffiths
  • Mechanics – D.S. Mathur, B.S. Agarwal
  • Mechanics – Kleppner & Kolenkow -D.S. Mathur
  • Modern Physics – A Beiser (Concepts of modern physics), S.L. Gupta, B.S. Agarwal, J.B. Rajan
  • Nuclear Physics – D.C. Tayal
  • Nuclear Physics -S.B Patel
  • Optics – Brijlal & Subramanyam, B.S. Agarwal, Ajoy & Ghatak
  • Optics-Ajoy Ghatak-B.S. Agarwal
  • Physics Vol I&II by David Halliday and Resnick
  • Properties of Matter – B. Aggarwal
  • Quantum Mechanics – A Ghatak
  • Quantum Mechanics -Ghatak & Lokanathan
  • Quantum Physics- Resnick & Eisberg
  • Solid State Physics -Kittel
  • Special Relativity-R.Resnick -Gupta & Goyal
  • Statistical Physics -B.B laud
  • Thermal Physics – P.K Chakraborty – Satya Prakash, Singhal & Agarwal
  • Thermal Physics – Singal, Agarwal & Prakash, B.S. Agarwal, Shah & Srivastava
  • University Physics – Zemansky
  • Wave/Spl.Relatively – D.S. Mathur/Kleppner Kolenkow
  • Waves and Oscillations – Brijlal & Subramanyam, B.S. Agarwal

 

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