IAS Exam Preparation: Booklist for Physics Optional

UPSC Mains Exam: Booklist for Civil Engineering Optional


Important Books for Physics Optional for UPSC IAS Mains


Booklist for Civil Engineering Optional Paper I

  1. Mechanics
    Mechanics by D.S. Mathur
    An Introduction to Mechanics by Kleppner and  Kolenkow
    Classical Mechanics by Goldstein
  2. Waves and Optics
    Optics by Ajoy Ghatak
    Optics by B.S. Agarwal
  3. Electricity and Magnetism
    Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths
    Electromagnetic Theory and Electrodynamics by Satya Prakash
  4. Thermal and Statistical Physics
    Heat and Thermodynamics by Dittman and Zemansky
    Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Thermodynamics by Sears and Salinger
    Thermodynamics, Statistical Physics and Kinetics by Satya Prakash

Booklist for Civil Engineering Optional Paper II


  1. Quantum Mechanics
    Quantum Physics by H.C. Verma
  2. Atomic and Molecular Physics
    Atomic and Molecular Spectra by Raj Kumar
    Modern Physics by Arthur Beiser
    Quantum Physics by Resnick and Eisberg
  3. Nuclear and Particle Physics
    Modern Physics by Arthur Beiser
    Quantum Physics by Resnick and Eisberg
    Nuclear Physics by D.C. Tayal
  4. Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics
    Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices by S O Kasap
    Modern Physics by Arthur Beiser
    Quantum Physics by Resnick and Eisberg

Other Books of reference


  • Physics Vol I&II by David Haliday and Resnick (for basic concepts)

  • Mechanics – D.S. Mathur, B.S. Agarwal

  • Waves and Oscillations – Brijlal & Subramanyam, B.S. Agarwal

  • Optics – Brijlal& Subramanyam, B.S. Agarwal, Ajoy & Ghatak

  • Thermal Physics – Singal, Agarwal & Prakash, B.S. Agarwal, Shah & Srivastava

  • Electricity & Magnetism: D.C. TAyal, B.S. Agarwal, Griffith

  • Any fundamental book on electrical engineering like B.L Thareja (Vol 1) or Vincent Del Tero

  • Modern Physics – A Beiser (Concepts of modern physics), S.L. Gupta, B.S. Agarwal, J.B. Rajan

  • Electronics – Milman & Halkias, S. Ramnam, Ryder or Bolstead, Malvina

  • Properties of Matter – B. Aggarwal

  • Atomic Physics – J. B. Rajan

  • Fundamental of Magnetism electricity – B.N. Basudeva

  • A Text Book of Suond – Khanna & Bedi

  • Nuclear Physics – D.C. Tayal

  • Introduction of Electrodynamics – Griffith

  • Advanced Level Physics – Nelkon & Parkar

  • University Physics – Zeemasky

  • Numerical Problems – B. Lal & Subrahmanyam

  • Quantum Mechnaics – A Ghatak

  • A Dictionary of Physics – Goldstein

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