Delhi Institute for Administrative services

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Physics Optional

Important Books for Physics Optional for UPSC IAS Mains

Sl No. Books for Physics Optional
1 An Introduction to Mechanics by Kleppner and Kolenkow
2 Mechanics by AB Gupta
3 Optics by Ajoy Ghatak
4 A Text Book of Optics by Brijlal and Subrahmanyam
  Electrodynamics & EM Theory
5 Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J Griffiths
6 Electricity & Magnetism by Chopra & Agrawal
7 Electricity and Magnetism by Satyaprakash
  Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics
8 Heat & Thermodynamics by Zemansky & Dittman
9 Thermal Physics by Garg, Bansal & Ghosh
10 Thermal Physics by PK Chakraborty
  Quantum Physics
11 Quantum Physics by Resnick and Eisberg
  Concepts of Modern Physics
12 Concepts of Modern Physics by Arthur Beiser
  Quantum Mechanics
13 Quantum Mechanics by Nourdine Zettlie
14 Quantum Mechanics: Theory and Applications
by HC Verma
  Atomic & Molecular Spectra
15 Atomic & Molecular Spectra by Rajkumar
  Nuclear Physics
16 Nuclear Physics by DC Tayal
  Solid State Physics
17 Solid State Physics by S.O. Pillai
18 Solid State Physics by Puri R.K and V. K. Babbar
19 Electronics by B L Theraja Vol. IV