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Physics: Books & E-books

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How to use this sections

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  • The library aims to stock the books you need for your course as notified by your department. If you find anything is missing let us know.
  • We don't have enough copies for one book per student so it is worth making sure you know how to request a book if it is on loan to someone else - a link to a video showing how to do this is in the central section.

How do I find books on my subject

Book stacks

Look out for notices on the end of each shelf which will give you more detail about the books in that area.

Summary classification scheme


Finding books

iFind will help you to find books, check your account and find articles on a topic. If you need help, the links below will take you to Youtube tutorials and a printable guide.

Study skills books

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Use this link to find books on study skills, presentation skills, exams and writing skills available in the library

How do I use electronic books

The library has a growing number of electronic books. They are listed in iFind along with print books.

Useful books in physics

Particle Physics

An accessible and carefully structured introduction to Particle Physics, including important coverage of the Higgs Boson and recent progress in neutrino physics. Fourth edition of this successful title in the Manchester Physics series Includes information on recent key discoveries including: An account of the discovery of exotic hadrons, byond the simple quark model; Expanded treatments of neutrino physics and CP violation in B-decays; An updated account of 'physics beyond the standard model', including the interaction of particle physics with cosmology Additional problems in all chapters, with solutions to selected problems available on the book's website Advanced material appears in optional starred sections

Introduction to High Energy Physics

This highly-regarded text provides a comprehensive introduction to modern particle physics. Extensively rewritten and updated, this 4th edition includes developments in elementary particle physics, as well as its connections with cosmology and astrophysics. As in previous editions, the balance between experiment and theory is continually emphasised. The stress is on the phenomenological approach and basic theoretical concepts rather than rigorous mathematical detail. Short descriptions are given of some of the key experiments in the field, and how they have influenced our thinking. Although most of the material is presented in the context of the Standard Model of quarks and leptons, the shortcomings of this model and new physics beyond its compass (such as supersymmetry, neutrino mass and oscillations, GUTs and superstrings) are also discussed. The text includes many problems and a detailed and annotated further reading list.

Atomic Physics

This text will thoroughly update the existing literature on atomic physics. Intended to accompany an advanced undergraduate course in atomic physics, the book will lead the students up to the latest advances and the applications to Bose-Einstein Condensation of atoms, matter-wave inter-ferometry and quantum computing with trapped ions. The elementary atomic physics covered in the early chapters should be accessible to undergraduates when they are first introduced to the subject. To complement the usual quantum mechanical treatment of atomic structure the book strongly emphasizes the experimental basis of the subject, especially in the later chapters. It includes ample tutorial material (examples, illustrations, chapter summaries, graded problem sets).

A-Level Physics

The fourth edition helps bridge the gap between GCSE and A Level Physics for your students of all different abilities, reflecting the different experience and knowledge of students coming to A Level Physics from GCSE.