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Book suggestions (Civil engineer needing to study graduate level physics for an exam)

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Summary:: Need book suggestion for following syllabus. (Globally available hardcopy is preferred)

I'm a civil engineer and need to study graduate level physics for an exam. I need suggestion for a book consisting basic to moderate depth of the topics below. I've comfortable with both, algebra and calculus based physics.
Ps. I studied Physics during my highschool but topics like quantum physics are totally new to me.
 

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Welcome to the PF. :smile:

Are there any schools that offer coursework per this syllabus? If so, I'd check out their textbook list as a starting point. This seems like a fairly specialized exam, so studying from general textbooks may not work as well as finding out what textbooks are fine-tuned for this coursework and exam.
 
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Welcome to the PF. :smile:

Are there any schools that offer coursework per this syllabus? If so, I'd check out their textbook list as a starting point. This seems like a fairly specialized exam, so studying from general textbooks may not work as well as finding out what textbooks are fine-tuned for this coursework and exam.
Textbook are fairly detailed and divided on the basis of semester and this is one of my optional subject, so the exam is going to be fairly easy but the problem is that I'm on a time limit. So a comprehensive book consisting all details in 1 book is my priority. I searched around on the internet and find out these 2 books...1. Physics for scientist & Engineer by Serway and Jewett
2. University physics by Young, Freedman.

Are any of these good for me considering the syllabus?
 
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Quantum mechanics and solid state stuff for a forestry position? Why? What could possibly be the connection?
 
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Quantum mechanics and solid state stuff for a forestry position? Why? What could possibly be the connection?
Maybe they want to look for quantum entanglement between species now.haha!
 
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I have always liked Paul A Tipler's books. There is one "Modern Physics" and one "Physics for Scientists and Engineers" (or something similar).
 

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