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Suggested Book List

Important Books for Physics Optional for UPSC IAS Mains


Sl No. Books for Physics Optional
  Mechanics
1 An Introduction to Mechanics by Kleppner and Kolenkow
2 Mechanics by D S Mathur
  Special Relativity
3 Theory of Relativity by Goyal and Gupta
4 Introduction to Special Relativity by Robert Resnick
  Optics
5 A Text Book of Optics by Brijlal and Subrahmanyam
6 Optics by Ajoy Ghatak
  Electrodynamics & EM Theory
7 Electricity & Magnetism by Satyaprakash
8 Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J Griffiths
  Quantum Physics
9 Quantum Physics by Resnick and Eisberg
  Concepts of Modern Physics
10 Concepts of Modern Physics by Arthur Beiser
  Quantum Mechanics
11 Quantum Mechanics by Nourdine Zettlie
12 Quantum Mechanics: Theory and Applications
by SP Verma
  Atomic & Molecular Spectra
13 Atomic & Molecular Spectra by Rajkumar
  Nuclear Physics
14 Nuclear Physics by DP Tayal
  Solid State Physics
15 Solid State Physics by S.O. Pillai
16 Solid State Physics by Puri R.K and V. K. Babbar
  Electronics
17 Electronics by B L Theraja Vol. IV