Syllabus and Reference Books for JEST Physics Exam
Electronics, Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, etc are some of the topics covered under JEST Physics Exam. The exam is carried out to select eligible candidates for Ph.D program in Physics. Preparation for the exam can be made with the help of reference books, competition guides, education web portals, etc.
Main Topics Covered Under JEST Physics Exam
 Classical Mechanics
 Electronics
 Electrodynamics
 Statistical Mechanics
 Quantum Mechanics
 Atomic & Molecular Physics Spectroscopy
Detailed Syllabus of JEST Physics Exam
Classical Mechanics
 Constrained Motion
 Lagrangian formulation
 Hamilton’s formulation
 Variation Principle
 Canonical Transformations
 Poisson Brackets
 Rotational Motion
 Central Force
Electronics
 Operational Applications of Operational Amplifiers
 Active filters
 Power Supply
 Combinational Logic
 Logic Identities
 Minimization and Karnaugh map
 Combinational functions available as ICs.
 Sequential Logic
 Special Function IC
 Data Converter
Quantum Mechanics
 Angular Momentum
 Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
 Application of Schrodinger Equation
Electrodynamics
 Electromagnetic fields
 Electromagnetic wave equations
 Inhomogeneous wave equations
 Relativistic Kinematics
 Covariance and Relativistic Mechanics
 Covariant formulation of electrodynamics
Statistical Mechanics
 System of Particles
 Statistical Thermodynamics
 Classical Statistical Mechanics
 Applications of Statistical Mechanics
 Quantum Statistics of Ideal Gases
 Ideal Bose System
 Ideal Fermi System
Atomic & Molecular Physics Spectroscopy
 Atomic Physics
 Microwave and near Infrared Spectroscopy
 Raman Spectra
 Electronic Spectra
 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
 Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy
 Xrays and Xray Spectra
Reference Books for JEST Physics Exam
Reference Books for Electronics
 Digital Principles and Applications by Leach and Malvino
 Opamps and Linear Integrated circuits by Gayakwad (Prentice Hall)
 Electronic Principles by Malvino
 Integrated circuits by Botkar
 Linear Integrated circuits by D.Roy Choudhury, Shail Jain
 Operational Amplifiers by Subrahmanyam
 Operational Amplifiers Applications by G.B.Clayton
 Power Electronics by P.C.Sen
 SMPS Inverters Converters by Gottlib
Reference Books for Classical Mechanics
 Classical Mechanics by H.Goldstein
 Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems by Marion and Thomtron
 Classical Mechanics by P.V.Panat
 Classical Mechanics by N.C.Rana and P.S.Joag
 Introduction to Classical Mechanics by R.G.Takawale and P.S.Puranik
 Classical Mechanics by J.C.Upadhyaya
Reference Books for Quantum mechanics
 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by by David J.Griffiths
 Quantum Mechanics by L.I.Schiff
 Quantum mechanics by A.Ghatak and S.Lokanathan
 Modern Quantum mechanics by J.J.Sakurai
 Quantum Physics by R. Eisberg and R.Resnick
 Introductory Quantum mechanics by Granier
Reference Books for Electrodynamics
 Classical electricity & Magnetism, by Panofsky and Phillips
 Foundations of Electromagnetic theory, by Reitz & Milford
 Classical Electrodynamics, by J.D.Jackson
 Special theory of Relativity, by Robert Resnick
 Electromagnetics by B.B.Laud
 Matrices and Tensors in Physics by A. W. Joshi
 Introductory Quantum Mechanics by Li boff
Reference Books for Statistical Mechanics
 Statistical Mechanics by R.K.Pathria, Bufferworgh Heinemann
 Statistical Mechanics, by K.Huang
 Statistical Mechanics, by Satya Prakash
 Statistical Mechanics by Loknathan and Gambhir
Reference Books for Atomic & Molecular Physics Spectroscopy
 Introduction to Atomic Spectra by H.E. White
 Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy by C.B. Banwell
 Spectroscopy Vol.I, II, III by Walker and Straughen.
 Introduction to Molecular Spectroscopy by G.M. Barrow
 Elements of Spectroscopy by Gupta, Kumar, Sharma
Reference books can be purchased directly from book stores or it can be purchased from online portals. Popular online portals offering such services are flipkart, books4u, etc. The aspirants can also refer relevant materials directly from online portals.

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