Texts & Materials

Winter Quarter Textbooks

Used version of textbooks are fine, and we encourage you to seek out the most economical versions you can appropriately obtain. We expect that you will bring copies of the texts with you to class regularly. Electronic versions are fine as long as you can access them on devices that won’t distract you or your classmates. The books should also be available via the Evergreen Bookstore.

  • Classical Mechanics: Classical Mechanics. John R. Taylor. ISBN 9781891389221.
  • Electrodynamics: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th Edition. David J. Griffiths. ISBN 9780321856562; Div, Grad, Curl, and All That (An Informal Text of Vector Calculus), Fourth Edition. H.M. Schey. ISBN 9780393925166.
  • Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition. John S. Townsend. ISBN 9781891389788.
  • Advanced Physics Lab & Seminar: An Introduction to Error Analysis: The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements, 2nd Edition. John R. Taylor. ISBN 9780935702750; Other texts TBD.
  • You will need to keep your fall quarter textbooks for winter and spring, as we will frequently refer to Boas in particular.

Fall Quarter Textbooks

Used version of textbooks are fine, and we encourage you to seek out the most economical versions you can appropriately obtain (in particular, you should be able to find copies of Boas that are much reduced from the cover price). We expect that you will bring copies of the texts with you to class regularly. Electronic versions are fine as long as you can access them on devices that won’t distract you or your classmates. The books should also be available via the Evergreen Bookstore.

  • Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, 3rd Edition. Mary L. Boas. ISBN 9780471198260.
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra, Fifth Edition. Gilbert Strang. ISBN 9780980232776.
  • Div, Grad, Curl, and All That (An Informal Text of Vector Calculus), Fourth Edition. H.M. Schey. ISBN 9780393925166.