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Fall 2021

The following textbooks have been finalized for Fall 2021.
More courses will be posted as soon as the information is available.


ASTR 263

( ASTR26300) - Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
Instructor: GIANNIOS, DIMITRIOS
Textbooks for ASTR263
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Modified Mastering Astronomy New Design with eText for the Cosmic Perspective ALL Order from Pearson directly the Mastering link in your course for $59.99. Bennett: Cosmic Perspective 9e Modified Mastering Astronomy with Pearson eText-instant access (6 months). You will need either a debit/credit or Paypal account.
Labs Available on Brightspace ALL

ASTR 363

( ASTR36300) - Intermediate Astronomy I
Instructor: Lee, Kyoung-Soo
Textbooks for ASTR363
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Foundations of Astrophysics Barbara Ryden and Bradley M. Peterson 978-0321595584 Addison Wesley Longman ALL

ASTR 561

( ASTR56100) - Galaxies and Large Scale Structure
Instructor: Lyutikov, Maxim
Textbooks for ASTR561
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology: An Introduction Peter Schneider 2nd 978-3642540820 Springer ALL This book is highly recommended for the course.
Galactic Dynamics James Binney and Scott Tremaine 2nd 978-0691130279 Princeton University Press ALL This book is highly recommended for the course.

ASTR 567

( ASTR56700) - Observational Techniques In Astronomy
Instructor: Milisavljevic, Danny
Textbooks for ASTR567
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Astrophysical Techniques Christopher R. Kitchin 2014 978-1466511156 CRC Press ALL Students may download free of charge using the Purdue libraries and Information Studies website
To Measure the Sky Frederick R. Chromey 9780521763868 Cambridge University Press ALL Students may download free of charge using the Purdue libraries and School of Information Technology website.
Astronomical Measurements Andy Lawrence 2014 ed 978-3662509067 Springer Praxis Books ALL Students can download the e-book free of charge

PHYS 172

( PHYS17200) - Modern Mechanics
Instructor: REBELLO, SANJAY, REBELLO, CARINA
Textbooks for PHYS172
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth ALL May purchase at Follett's or University Bookstores.
Matter and Interactions WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) Chabay & Sherwood 978-1119679653 Wiley & Sons ALL "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook".
Matter & Interaction Wiley/PLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Chabay & Sherwood 978-1119679677 Wiley & Sons ALL Choose 1 of 3 options.
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Book (Entire Book) Chabay & Sherwood 978-1119552819 Wiley & Sons ALL If planning to take 2 semesters. Entire book. "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook".

PHYS 172D

( PHYS17200) - Modern Mechanics (Distance Learning)
Instructor: REBELLO, SANJAY, REBELLO, CARINA
Textbooks for PHYS172D
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code Chabay & Sherwood 978-1118914496 Wiley & Sons ALL
IOLab 978-1319321185 Macmillan MPS ALL PHYS 172 (ALL sections) iOLab Rent (4 months) Price : $54.99 ISBN:9781319321185 Available at : https://store.macmillanlearning.com/us/product/iOLab-Version-2.0/p/1464101469 NOTE: Rentals are NOT available outside U.S. / Canada. You are not expected to purchase the iOLab if you are outside U.S./Canada. Your instructor will contact you with further information.

PHYS 172H

( PHYS17200) - Modern Mechanics - Honors
Instructor: REBELLO, CARINA
Textbooks for PHYS172H
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Vol. 1 Chabay & Sherwood 4th: Vol. 1 978-1119679677 Wiley & Sons ALL Choose 1 of 3 textbook options.
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Book (Entire Book) Chabay & Sherwood 4th 978-1119552796 Wiley & Sons ALL This is an E-book version of the FULL (Vol 1 + 2) Chabay text with a 2 semester homework access code. "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook".
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth ALL
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth ALL
Matter and Interactions WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) Chabay & Sherwood 978-1119679653 Wiley & Sons ALL Choose 1 of 3 options.

PHYS 214

( PHYS21400) - The Nature of Physics
Instructor: WANG, FUQIANG
Textbooks for PHYS214
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
The Physics of Everyday Phenomena W. Thomas Griffith 8th 978-0073513904 McGraw-Hill ALL Older editions acceptable
i>Clicker Bedford/Freeman/Worth ALL

PHYS 215

( PHYS21500) - Physics For Elementary Education
Instructor: REBELLO, SANJAY
Textbooks for PHYS215
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
No Assigned Text ALL Labs are available on the Phys 215 Brightspace Website
i>Clicker Bedford/Freeman/Worth ALL

PHYS 220

( PHYS22000) - General Physics
Instructor: NEUMEISTER, NORBERT
Textbooks for PHYS220
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
College Physics (Loose-leaf with Modified Mastering in Physics) Etkina, Gentile, Van Heuvelen 2nd 978-0135194355 Pearson ALL FULL loose-leaf textbook with the Modified MasteringPhysics and can be used by students who will then take 220/221.
College Phys, Vol. 1 + Modified Mastering Physics Etkina, Gentile, Van Heuvelen 2nd 978-0135243275 Pearson Custom Publishing ALL Modified Mastering Physics Vol. 1 with Modified Mastering with etext. For those that only take 220.
College Physics-Modified MasteringPhysics with an eBook Etkina, Gentile, Van Heuvelen 2nd 978-0134665535 Pearson Custom Publishing ALL Modified Mastering Physics with an eBook and can be used by students who will then take 221.

PHYS 221

( PHYS22100) - General Physics
Instructor: BISWAS, RUDRO
Textbooks for PHYS221
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
College Physics Explore and Apply Vol 2 Etkina, Gentile, Van Heuvelen 2nd 978-0134862910 Pearson ALL This is for anyone that got only the volume 1 last term and wants to print. if someone only got the standalone code they don't need another one, it works for both terms.

PHYS 230


Instructor: Rebello, Sanjay
Textbooks for PHYS230
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
No text assigned ALL

PHYS 233

( PHYS23300) - Physics For Life Sciences I
Instructor: Arnold, Ian
Textbooks for PHYS233
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Modified Mastering Physics with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for College Physics: A Strategic Approach Knight, Jones, Field 4th 978-0134724744 Pearson ALL May purchase in bookstore or online.
College Physics: A Stragetic Approach Knight, Jones, Field 4th 978-0135160121 Pearson ALL Book is optional in either print or online form.

PHYS 234

( PHYS23400) - Physics For Life Sciences II
Instructor: Arnold, Ian
Textbooks for PHYS234
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
College Physics Loose Leaf and VP AC MOD MSTRGPHYS PKG Knight/Jones 4th 978-0135160121 Pearson ALL Select one of two options for textbook
The MCAT Physics Book Garrett Biehle 978-1889057330 Nova Press ALL
Modified Mastering Physics with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for College Physics: A Strategic Approach Randall Knight, Brian Jones 4th 978-0134724744 Pearson ALL Select one of two options for textbook

PHYS 241

( PHYS24100) - Electricity and Optics
Instructor: PYRAK-NOLTE, LAURA
Textbooks for PHYS241
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
i>clickers Bedford/ Freeman/ Worth ALL
Physics for Scientists and Engineers P. Tipler & G. Mosca 6e + ebook 978-1319029579 Bedford/Freeman/Worth ALL Textbooks are available and can be ordered through University Bookstore (765-743-9618) or Follett's Bookstore (765-743-9642)

PHYS 241D

( PHYS24100) - Electricity and Optics
Instructor: PYRAK-NOLTE, LAURA
Textbooks for PHYS241D
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Physics for Scientists and Engineers P. Tipler and G. Mosca 6e + ebook 978-1319029579 Bedford/Freeman/Worth ALL Older edition acceptable

PHYS 252

( PHYS25200) - Electricity and Optics Laboratory
Instructor: LEWICKI, ANDREW
Textbooks for PHYS252
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
No assigned Text Andrzej (Andrew) Lewicki ALL

PHYS 272

( PHYS27200) - Electric And Magnetic Interactions
Instructor: Fischbach, Ephraim
Textbooks for PHYS272
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Vol. 2 Chabay & Sherwood 4th; Vol. 2 978-1119462796 Wiley & Sons ALL Includes access Code, on-line e-book and Loose-leaf Vol 2. "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook" This option is for 1 semester access to WileyPLUS, eText within WileyPLUS, and the Volume 2 Loose Leaf.
iOLab Kit 9781319321185 Macmillan Learning ALL PHYS 272 (ALL sections)iOLab Rent (4 months) Price : $54.99 ISBN:9781319321185 https://store.macmillanlearning.com/us/product/iOLab-Version-2.0/p/1464101469 NOTE: Rentals are NOT available outside U.S. / Canada. You are not expected to purchase the iOLab if you are outside U.S./Canada. Your instructor will contact you with further information.
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth ALL
IOLab Accessory Pack for Electricity and Magnetism 978-1319396558 Macmillan Learning ALL https://store.macmillanlearning.com/us/product/iOLab-Version-2.0/p/1464101469 PHYS 272 (ALL sections)iOLab Accessory Pack for Electricity and Magnetism Purchase Price: $10.99 ISBN:9781319396558Available at : https://store.macmillanlearning.com/us/product/iOLab-Version-2.0/p/1464101469 NOTE: Rentals are NOT available outside U.S. / Canada. You are not expected to purchase the iOLab if you are outside U.S./Canada. Your instructor will contact you with further information.
Matter and Interactions WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) Chabay & Sherwood 978-1119679653 Wiley & Sons ALL Choose 1 of 3 book options This option is for access to WileyPLUS with eText within WP. If students take a second semester, they will NOT have to purchase again.
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Book (Entire Book) Chabay & Sherwood 4th 978-1119552819 Wiley & Sons ALL Includes Vol 1 & 2 (entire book) Loose-leaf. "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook". This option would be for someone who will be taking two semesters using this text. They have access to WileyPLUS , eBook within Wileyplus, and the complete Loose Leaf text.

PHYS 310

( PHYS31000) - Intermediate Mechanics
Instructor: Ritchie, Ken
Textbooks for PHYS310
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Analytical Mechanics Fowles & Cassiday 7th 978-0534494926 Thomson- Brooks/Coles ALL

PHYS 322

( PHYS32200) - Optics
Instructor: Shivaram, Niranjan
Textbooks for PHYS322
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Optics Eugene Hecht 5th 978-0133977226 Pearson ALL

PHYS 330

( PHYS33000) - Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
Instructor: Jones, Matthew
Textbooks for PHYS330
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Introduction to Electrodynamics David J. Griffiths 4th; (Oct. 6, 2012) 978-0321856562 Addison-Wesley ALL

PHYS 342

( PHYS34200) - Modern Physics
Instructor: PUSHKAR, YULIA
Textbooks for PHYS342
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers John C. Morrison 2nd 978-0128007341 Academic Press ALL

PHYS 344

( PHYS34400) - Modern Physics
Instructor: Ritchie, Kenneth
Textbooks for PHYS344
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Modern Physics Kenneth Krane 4th 978-1119495468 Wiley ALL

PHYS 410

( PHYS41000) - Physical Mechanics I (Honors)
Instructor: Nolte, David
Textbooks for PHYS410
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Introduction to Modern Dynamics David D. Nolte 2nd 978-0198844631 Oxford University Press ALL

PHYS 416

( PHYS41600) - Thermal and Statistical Physics (Honors)
Instructor: Stephen Durbin
Textbooks for PHYS416
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Statistical Mechanics Entropy, order parameters, and complexity James P. Sethna 2nd 978-0198865247 Oxford University Press ALL

PHYS 431

( PHYS43100) - Electricity And Magnetism II (Honors)
Instructor: Muzikar, Paul
Textbooks for PHYS431
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Introduction to Electrodynamics David J. Griffiths 4th; (Oct. 6, 2012) 978-0321856562 Pearson Higher Ed ALL

PHYS 450

( PHYS45000) - Optics Laboratory I (Honors)
Instructor: HUNG, CHEN-LUNG
Textbooks for PHYS450
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
"Roaring Springs" Laboratory Notebook #77644 ALL
Lab Manual: Available at University Bookstore (Only) ALL
Optics Eugene Hecht 5th 978-0133977226 Pearson Prentice-Hall ALL

PHYS 460

( PHYS46000) - Quantum Mechanics I (Honors)
Instructor: Iyer-Biswas, Sri
Textbooks for PHYS460
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics David J. Griffiths 3rd 978-1107189638 Cambridge University Press ALL

PHYS 515

( PHYS51500) - Thermal and Statistical Physics
Instructor: Li, Tongcang
Textbooks for PHYS515
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Introduction to Thermal Physics Daniel V. Schroeder 1st edition 978-0192895547 Oxford University Press ALL

PHYS 530

( PHYS53000) - Electricity and Magnetism
Instructor: Caffee, Marc
Textbooks for PHYS530
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Introduction to Electrodynamics David J. Griffiths 2017 978-110842419 Cambridge University Press ALL

PHYS 550

( PHYS55000) - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Instructor: Rokhinson, Leonid
Textbooks for PHYS550
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics David J. Griffiths & Darrell Schroeder 3rd 978-1107189638 Cambridge University Press ALL

PHYS 556

( PHYS55600) - Introductory Nuclear Physics
Instructor: Xie, Wei
Textbooks for PHYS556
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Introductory Nuclear Physics Kenneth Krane 3rd (1987) 978-0471805533 Wiley & Sons ALL

PHYS 564

( PHYS56400) - Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics I
Instructor: Jung, Andreas
Textbooks for PHYS564
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Modern Particle Physics Mark Thomson 1st Edition 978-1107034266 Cambridge University Press ALL

PHYS 580

( PHYS58000) - Computational Physics
Instructor: Rodriguez, Jorge
Textbooks for PHYS580
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Computational Physics Jos Thijssen, Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands 2nd 978-0521833462 Cambridge University Press ALL

PHYS 600

( PHYS60000) - Methods of Theoretical Physics I
Instructor: Robicheaux, Francis
Textbooks for PHYS600
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Mathematical Methods for Physicists Arfken & Weber 7th 978-0123846549 Elsevier Science Publishers ALL

PHYS 605

( PHYS60500) - Pedagogical Methods for Physics Graduate Students (was 670A)
Instructor: Rebello,Carina
Textbooks for PHYS605
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Five Easy Lessons Randall D. Knight 978-0805387025 Addison-Wesley ALL

PHYS 630

( PHYS63000) - Advanced Theory Of Electricity And Magnetism
Instructor: Carlson, Erica
Textbooks for PHYS630
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Classical Electrodynamics J.D. Jackson 3rd 978-0471309321 J. Wiley & Sons ALL

PHYS 645

( PHYS64500) - Electron Theory of Solids I
Instructor: Vayrynen, Jukka
Textbooks for PHYS645
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Many-Body Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Physics Henrik Bruus and Karsten Flensberg 978-0198566335 Oxford University Press ALL
Solid State Physics Ashcroft/Mermin 1st 978-0030839931 Cengage Learning ALL
Quantum Theory of the Electron Liquid Giuliani and Vignale 0521527961 Cambridge University Press ALL
Solid State Physics David Snoke 2nd 9787-110719183 Cambridge University Press ALL

PHYS 660

( PHYS66000) - Quantum Mechanics I
Instructor: Greene, Chris
Textbooks for PHYS660
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Quantum Mechanics: Volume 1 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Bernard Diu and Franck Laloe 2nd 978-3527345533 Wiley ALL
Quantum Mechanics: Volume 2 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Bernard Diu and Franck Laloe 2nd 978-3527345540 Wiley ALL
Quantum Mechanics: Volume 3 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Bernard Diu and Franck Laloe 1st 978-0486784557 Wiley ALL Recommended

PHYS 661

( PHYS66100) - Quantum Mechanics II
Instructor: KHLEBNIKOV, SERGEI
Textbooks for PHYS661
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Modern Quantum Mechanics J.J. Sakurai & Jim Napolitano 3rd 978-1108473224 Cambridge University Press ALL

PHYS 662

( PHYS66200) - Quantum Field Theory I
Instructor: KRUCZENSKI, MARTIN
Textbooks for PHYS662
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Frontiers in Physics) Peskin and Schroeder Latest 978-8187169529 Westview Press 15367

PHYS 675

( PHYS67500) - General Relativity
Instructor: Duffell, Paul
Textbooks for PHYS675
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity James B. Hartle 1st 978-1316517543 Cambridge University Press ALL Any edition is acceptable

PHYS 696

( PHYS69600) - Grad Research Seminar
Instructor: Finley, John
Textbooks for PHYS696
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher CRNs Notes
No assigned text ALL

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