Reference Books for Physics Topics in IIT JAM Exam


IIT JAM is a competitive test conducted by IITs for admission to various M.Sc courses. Reference books for IIT JAM Physics paper is listed in this article. Let us first look into the syllabus of IIT JAM Physics exam.

IIT JAM Physics Syllabus

  • Kinetic theory
  • Waves and Optics
  • Oscillations
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
  • Modern Physics
  • Devices and Electronics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Thermodynamics
  • Solid State Physics

Reference Books for Mathematical Methods

  • Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfken, Weber
  • Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by Mary L. Boas
  • Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering by Riley
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics and Engineering by John Warren Dettman
  • Introduction to Mathematical Physics by Charlie Harper

Reference Books for Mechanics and General Properties of Matter

  • An Introduction to Mechanics by Daniel Kleppner, Robert Kolenkow
  • Mechanics by D S Mathur
  • Mechanics by Keith R. Symon
  • Classical Mechanics & General Properties of Matter by S. N. Maiti
  • Mechanics & General Properties of Matter by Chakrabarti
  • Classical Mechanics by Herbert Goldstein, Charles P. Poole
  • Statistical Mechanics by Kerson Huang

Reference Books for Oscillations, Waves and Optics

  • Fundamentals of Waves & Oscillations by K. Uno Ingard
  • Problems in Optics: Waves and Oscillations by D R Brown
  • Vibrations and Waves by A. P. French
  • The Physics of Waves and Oscillations by N.K. Bajaj

Reference Books for Electricity and Magnetism

  • Electricity and Magnetism by D C Tayal
  • Electricity and Magnetism by J.H.Fewkes & John Yarwood
  • Understanding Physics Electricity & Magnetism for IIT JEE by Pandey
  • Physics for IIT-JEE: Electricity and Magnetism by B. M. Sharma
  • Electricity and Magnetism by Edward M. Purcell

Reference Books for Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics

  • Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory of Gases by D John
  • Kinetic Theory and Irreversible Thermodynamics by Byung Chan
  • Molecular Physics: Kinetic Theory and Thermodynamics by S. K. Sinha, T. K. Dey
  • Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory by Charles E. Hecht
  • Thermodynamic Equilibrium By Lambert M Surhone , Miriam T Timpledon , Susan F Marseken

Reference Books for Modern Physics

  • Optics & Modern Physics For IIT JEE by DC Pandey
  • Physics for IIT-JEE: Optics & Modern Physics by B. M. Sharma
  • Modern Physics by B L Theraja
  • Modern Physics by G Aruldhas, P Rajagopal

Reference Books for Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics

  • Solid State Electronic Devices by Ben G Streetman, Sanjay Kumar Banerjee
  • Solid State Devices and Electronics by S. P. Singh, Kamal Singh
  • Solid State Electronic Devices by D. K. Bhattacharya, Rajnish Sharma

Aspirants need to prepare well with the help of these reference books to be successful in this exam. A systematic study plan should be set up to prepare for this exam.


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2 Responses to “Reference Books for Physics Topics in IIT JAM Exam”

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    Afnan wani:

    can anyone send me msc physics papers of amu, jmi etc in my email, or links.

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    Hardik gangadiya:

    Sir,is there any book of physics which contains special solved questions on each topics of iitjam? If yes then give me their names