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Physics: Books

This Physics LibGuide has been created to help IU Northwest physics students meet their research objectives.

Search the John W. Anderson Library

Use the words and phrases below to find useful information on physics in IUCAT, Indiana University's online library catalog, and our Resources A-Z, an alphabetical listing of sites that allow you to search for journal articles, e-books and other information: A few suggested subject-heading searches to help you get started:

Dictionaries

Encyclopedias

Physics Books in the Stacks

The John W. Anderson Library uses Library of Congress Classification to organize books by subject. Physics books are located on the 3rd floor of the John W. Anderson Library. Please take a moment to browse our collection using the following call numbers:

Physics

QC1-999     

General

QC1-75  

Weights and measures

QC81-114  

Descriptive and experimental mechanics

QC120-168.85

Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics

QC170-197    

Acoustics. Sound

QC221-246   

 Heat

QC251-338.5 

Thermodynamics

QC310.15-319

Optics. Light

QC350-467 

Spectroscopy

QC450-467 

Radiation physics (General)

QC474-496.9  

Electricity and magnetism

QC501-766

Electricity

QC501-(721)  

Electromagnetic theory

QC669-675.8  

Radio waves (Theory)

QC676-678.6  

Electric discharge

QC701-715.4

Plasma physics. Ionized gases

QC717.6-718.8 

Magnetism

QC750-766  

Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity

QC770-798    

Elementary particle physics

QC793-793.5   

Radioactivity and radioactive substances

QC794.95-798 

Geophysics. Cosmic physics

QC801-809  

Geomagnetism

QC811-849  

Meteorology. Climatology Including the earth's atmosphere

QC851-999  

Meteorological optics

QC974.5-976  

Climatology and weather

QC980-999   

Weather forecasting

QC994.95-999   

If you prefer, you can also browse our chemistry collection via IUCAT, Indiana University's online library catalog, by keyword, title, author, or subject. 

Basic IUCAT

Find books, journals and other research resources provided by the library.
For more options, use the main IUCAT search page.



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