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Texas Physics Consortium

TPC

Texas Physics Consortium (TPC) is a group of Physics Departments that pool faculty expertise and institutional resources to provide access to quality upper-level undergraduate and graduate physics courses.  The TPC use of pooled resources provides their students with the wide range of upper level physics courses usually available at only large institutions while maintaining the intimate student-faculty interaction of a small department.  The TPC has submitted an application to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for all TPC institutions except Commerce to award a single Joint BS Physics Degree. If the proposal is approved, the TPC would become the third largest producer of B.S. Physics Graduates in Texas.

Faculty of the Texas Physics Consortium

Course Textbooks

Fall 2013

Mechanics - Dr. David Craig (WTAMU)

Analytical Mechanics, 7th Ed.  by G. Fowles and G. Cassidy

Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534494927

Electromagnetism - Dr. Carlos Handy (TSU)

Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd Ed, by David Griffith's

Pearson Education

ISBN: 013805326X

Thermodynamics - Dr. Cox (TAMUK)

An Introduction to Thermal Physics by Daniel V. Schroeder

Addison Wesley Longman

ISBN: 0-201-38027-7

Quantum Mechanics - Dr. Orion Ciftja (PVAMU)

Quantum Physics, 3rd Ed by Stephen Gasiorowicz

John Wiley Publishing

ISBN: 0471057002

Astrophysics  (A. Elec)- Dr. Carlos Bertulani (TAMU-Commerce)

No Text Required

Course will use instructors notes and resources

Physics Research Project - Dr. Daniel Vrinceanu (TSU)

No Textbook

Spring 2014 

Modern Physics - Dr. Anil Chourasia (TAMU-Commerce)

Modern Physics 6th Ed. by Tippler & Llewellyn

W.H. Freeman Publishing

ISBN: 142925078X

Nuclear Physics - Dr. Daniel Marble (Tarleton)

Introduction to Nuclear & Particle Physics by
Das & Ferbel

Wiley Publishing

ISBN: 0-471-57132-6

Math Methods for Physicists - Dr. Carlos Handy (TSU)

Mathematical Methods for Physicists 7th Ed. by Arfkin, Weber, & Harris

Academic Press

ISBN: 0123846544

Advanced Physics Lab - Dr. Cathy Clewett (WTAMU)

An Introduction to Error Analysis 2nd Ed. By John Taylor

University Science Books

ISBN: 093570275X

Medical Imaging A. Elect.)- Dr. Prem Saganti (PVAMU)

Physics Research Seminar - Dr. David Craig (WTAMU)

No Textbook

 

Fall 2014

Mechanics - Dr. Paul Cox (TAMUK)

Analytical Mechanics, 7th Ed.  by G. Fowles and G. Cassidy

Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534494927

Electromagnetism - Dr. Kevin Storr (PVAMU)

Introduction to Electrodynamics, 3rd Ed, by David Griffith's

Pearson Education

ISBN: 013805326X

Thermodynamics - Dr. Cathy Clewett (WTAMU)

An Introduction to Thermal Physics by Daniel V. Schroeder

Addison Wesley Longman

ISBN: 0-201-38027-7

Quantum Mechanics - Dr. Martin Melhus (MSU)

Quantum Mechanics: Concepts & Appl. by Nouredine Zettili

John Wiley Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-470-02679-3

Observational Astronomy (A. Elect.) - Dr. Shaukat Goderya (Tarleton)

Observational Astronomy by D. Scott Birney, et. al

Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-0521853705

Supplemental Text:

To Measure the Sky: An Introduction to Obs. Astronomy

by Frederick Chromey

Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0251747686

Course will use instructors notes and resources

Physics Research Project - Dr. Vrinceanu (TSU)

No Textbook

 Spring 2015

Modern Physics - Lione Hewett      

Modern Physics by Serway & Moses - 3rd

Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534493394                                                   

Advanced Laboratory - Cathy Clewett

An Introduction to Error Analysis 2nd Ed. by John Taylor

University Science Books

ISBN: 093570275X

Nuclear Physics - Bao-Ann Li

Introductory Nuclear Physics by Kenneth Krane

John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 978-0-471-80553-3

Math Methods for Physicists - Dr. Jimmy McCoy

Mathematical Methods of Physics 2nd Ed. by Mathews & Walker

Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0-8053-7002-1

Radiation Detection I - Mark Harvey

Radiation Detection and Measurements 4th Ed. by Glenn Knoll

John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 978-0470131480

Physics Research Seminar - David Craig

No textbook required

Fall 2015

Mechanics - David Craig (WTAMU)

Classical Mechanics by John R Taylor

ISBN: 978-1891389221

University Science Books

Electromagnetism - Dr. Carlos Handy (Texas Southern)

Introduction to Electrodynamics 3rd Ed. by D. Griffith

ISBN: 013805326X

Pearson Education

Thermodynamics - Paul Cox (TAMUK)

An Introduction To Thermal Physics by D. Schroder

ISBN: 0-201-38027-7

Addison-Wesley Longman

Modern - Dr. Daniel Marble (Tarleton)

Modern Physics by Serway & Moses 3rd Ed.

ISBN:0534493394

Cengage Learning

Reference Books:

Modern Physics Alpha to Zo by Rohlf

Quantum, Physics of Atoms, etc. by Eisberg & Resnick

Special Relativity (MIT Series) by AP French

Quantum - Paul Cox (TAMUK)

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 2nd Ed by D. Griffiths

ISBN: 0-13-111892-7

Pearson Prentice Hall 2005

Modern II/Materials - Cathy Clewett (WTAMU)

Introduction to the Physics and Chemistry of Materials by R.J. Naumann

ISBN: 9781420061338

CRC Press 2008

Radiation Det. II (A. Elect.) - Mark Harvey (Texas Southern)

1. Radiation & Detection Measurement 4th Ed by G. Knowll

ISBN: 978-0470131480

John Wiley & Sons

2. Techniques for Nuclear & Particle Physics 2nd Ed by W. Leo

ISBN: 978-3-540-57280-0

Springer

3. Digital Principles and Applications 7th Ed. by Leach, et. al.

ISBN: 978-0070141704

Tata McGraw Hill

Research Proj. - David Craig (WTAMU)

No Textbook Required

Spring 2016

Modern Physics - Dr. Anil Chourasia (TAMU-Commerce)

Modern Physics 6th Ed. by Tippler & Llewellyn

W.H. Freeman PublishingISBN: 142925078X

Nuclear Physics - Dr. Daniel Marble (Tarleton)

Introduction to Nuclear & Particle Physics by
Das & Ferbel

World Science 

ISBN: 978-0471-80553-3

Optional:

Introductory Nuclear Physics by Kenneth Krane

Wiley

ISBN: 978-0471805533

Math Methods for Physicists - Dr. Carlos Handy (Texas Southern)


Mathematical Methods for Physicists 7th Ed. by Arfkin, Weber, & Harris

Academic Press

ISBN: 0123846544

Advanced Physics Lab - Dr. Cathy Clewett (WTAMU)

An Introduction to Error Analysis 2nd Ed. By John Taylor

University Science Books

ISBN: 093570275X

General Relativity(Adv Elect.) - Dr. Daniel Vrinceanu (Texas Southern) 

A General Relativity Workbook by Thomas Moore

University Science Books

ISBN: 978-1-891389-82-5

Physics Research Seminar No Textbook

Radiation Dosimetry (Adv. Elect.) - Dr. Mark Harvey (Texas Southern)

Contact Dr. Harvey

Fall 2016

Mechanics - David Craig (WTAMU)

Classical Mechanics by John R Taylor

ISBN: 978-1891389221

University Science Books

Electromagnetism - Dr. Christopher Baird (WTAMU)

Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th Ed, by David Griffith's

Pearson Education

ISBN: 978-03218566562

Thermodynamics - Dr. Cathy Clewett (WTAMU)

An Introduction to Thermal Physics by Daniel V. Schroeder

Addison Wesley Longman

ISBN: 0-201-38027-7

Quantum Mechanics - Dr. Daniel Marble (Tarleton)

Introductory Quantum Mechanics 4th Ed. by Richard Liboff

Addison Wesley Publishing

ISBN: 0-8053-8714-5

Observational Astronomy (A. Elect) - Dr. Shaukat Goderya (Tarleton)

Observational Astronomy by D. Scott Birney, et. al

Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-0521853705

Supplemental Text:

To Measure the Sky: An Introduction to Obs. Astronomy

by Frederick Chromey

Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0251747686

Course will use instructors notes and resources

Modern - Dr. Daniel Marble (Tarleton)

Modern Physics by Serway & Moses 3rd Ed.

ISBN:0534493394

Cengage Learning

Reference Books:

Quantum, Physics of Atoms, etc. by Eisberg & Resnick

Modern Physics Alpha to Zo by Rohlf

Special Relativity (MIT Series) by AP French

Physics Research Project - Dr. Daniel Vrinceanu (Texas Southern)

No Textbook