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Module Reading List

Physics 3- Fields and Energy, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr H Christenson
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

EM:The recommended text is Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J Griffiths - available in paperback as ISBN:0-13-19960-8.

The out of print text Electricity and Magnetism- WJ Duffin - is equally useful.

A useful text is  PA Tipler - Worth ; any edition.

For an optics oriented text see Introduction to Optics- FL Pedrotti and LS Pedrotti - Prentice Hall.


There is no recommended book since no book covers the whole course. Extensive lecture notes are distributed. The following books may be useful for clarification and revision:
F. Mandl, Statistical Physics, (John Wiley);
P.A. Tipler , Physics for Scientists and Engineers,– Chapters 15-17 for revision;
T. Guenault,  Statistical Physics, 2nd edn. (Chapman and Hall);
JS Dugdale, Entropy and its physical meaning, (Taylor & Francis);
C.J.Adkins, An Introduction to Thermal Physics, (Cambridge);
D. Goodstein, States of matter, (Dover); 
R. Bowley and M. Sanchez, Introductory Statistical Mechanics, (Oxford).

This list was last updated on 26/03/2009