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Suggested Book List

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 / Satyaprakash
  Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics
7 Heat & Thermodynamics by Zemansky & Dittman
8 Thermal Physics by Garg, Bansal & Ghosh / PK Chakraborty
  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 HC Verma
  Atomic & Molecular Spectra
13 Atomic & Molecular Spectra by Rajkumar
  Nuclear Physics
14 Nuclear Physics by DC Tayal
  Solid State Physics
15 Solid State Physics by S.O. Pillai
16 Solid State Physics by Puri R.K and V. K. Babbar
17 Electronics by B L Theraja Vol. IV