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## Homework Statement

I'm taking 3 classes next semester: classical mechanics, solid state physics, and electrodynamics. Respective textbooks:

Percival/Richards "Introduction to Dynamics"

Kittel "Solid State Physics" (?)

Griffiths "Electrodynamics"

## Homework Equations

- Kittel's text does not have favourable reviews on Amazon.com, and I have tried self-study from Griffiths books before (which have merit as compendiums of clever problems and nice casual explanations of things, rather than as systematically laying out the facts one can cling onto in the midst of a difficult problem).

## The Attempt at a Solution

Electrodynamics books:

Principles of Electrodynamics - Melvin Schwartz ($10)

The Electromagnetic Field - Shadowitz ($16)

Electrodynamics - Fulvio ($25)

Graduate

Classical Electrodynamics - Schwinger ($45)

Electrodynamics - An Introduction with Quantum effects - Muller-Kirsten ($60)

Classical Electrodynamics - Ohanian ($33)

I own: Jackson and Landau/Lifgarbagez

Solid state physics books:

? most look too specialized to supplement Kittel.

I own: Ashcroft/Mermin and Phillip Phillips (Adv. solid state; don't ask how).

Classical mechanics: the prof does things his own way and has his own lecture notes. He'll be teaching about chaos. I suspect a Hamiltonian approach. Not sure, though...

Any additional ideas for books? The lower the cost (Dover?), the better... : )