Important Reference Books For UPSC CSE Physics Optional

In this post of Important Reference Books For UPSC CSE Physics Optional we endeavour to provide you with the list of best books for UPSC CSE Physics Optional.

Physics is one of the optional subjects offered for UPSC IAS Mains Exam. It is a discipline of science dealing with properties and nature of matter and energy. It includes light, heat, mechanics and other related themes. Aspirants those who are from Physics and Electrical engineering background can handle this optional subject in IAS Exam. UPSC aspirants coming from non-electronics background must put extra hard work to ace this optional.


A Dictionary of Physics – Goldstein
A Textbook of Sound – Khanna & Bedi
Advanced Level Physics – Nelkon & Parker
Any fundamental book on electrical engineering like B.L Theraja (Vol 1) or Vincent Del Toro
Classical Mechanism -Gupta, Kumar & Sharma – Takewale & Puranik -H.Goldstein
Electricity & Magnetism: D.C. TAyal, B.S. Agarwal, Griffith
Introduction of Electrodynamics – David Griffiths
EM Theory -Chopra&Agarwal/Satya Prakash
Physics Vol I&II by David Halliday and Resnick
Optics – Brijlal & Subramanyam, B.S. Agarwal, Ajoy & Ghatak
Properties of Matter – B. Aggarwal
Solid State Physics -Kittel
Special Relativity-R.Resnick -Gupta & Goyal


Atomic & Molecular Spectra -Rajkumar
Atomic Physics – J. B. Rajan
Concept of Modern Physics – Arthur Beiser
Electronics – Millman & Halkias, S. Ramnam, Ryder or Bolstead, Malvina
Electronics -Allen Mottershead
Fundamental of Magnetism electricity – D.N. Vasudeva
Mechanics – D.S. Mathur, B.S. Agarwal
Mechanics – Kleppner & Kolenkow -D.S. Mathur
Modern Physics – A Beiser (Concepts of modern physics), S.L. Gupta, B.S. Agarwal, J.B. Rajan
Nuclear Physics – D.C. Tayal
Nuclear Physics -S.B Patel Optics-Ajoy Ghatak-B.S. Agarwal
Quantum Mechanics – A Ghatak
Quantum Mechanics -Ghatak & Lokanathan
Quantum Physics- Resnick & Eisberg
Statistical Physics -B.B laud
Thermal Physics – P.K Chakraborty – Satya Prakash, Singhal & Agarwal
Thermal Physics – Singal, Agarwal & Prakash, B.S. Agarwal, Shah & Srivastava
University Physics – Zemansky
Wave/Spl.Relatively – D.S. Mathur/Kleppner Kolenkow
Waves and Oscillations – Brijlal & Subramanyam, B.S. Agarwal

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