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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 - WTAMU

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

Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534494927

Electromagnetism - Dr. Carlos Handy

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

Pearson Education

ISBN: 013805326X

Thermodynamics - TAMUK

An Introduction to Thermal Physics by Daniel V. Schroeder

Addison Wesley Longman

ISBN: 0-201-38027-7

Quantum Mechanics - Dr. Orion Ciftja

Quantum Physics, 3rd Ed by Stephen Gasiorowicz

John Wiley Publishing

ISBN: 0471057002

Astrophysics - Dr. Carlos Bertulani

No Text Required

Course will use instructors notes and resources

Physics Research Project - TAMUK

Contact Dr. Lionell Hewett at Texas A&M Kingsville

Spring 2014 

Modern Physics - TAMU-Commerce

Modern Physics 6th Ed. by Tippler & Llewellyn

W.H. Freeman Publishing

ISBN: 142925078X

Nuclear Physics - Dr. Daniel Marble

Introduction to Nuclear & Particle Physics by
Das & Ferbel

Wiley Publishing

ISBN: 0-471-57132-6

Math Methods for Physicists - Dr. Carlos Handy

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

Academic Press

ISBN: 0123846544

Advanced Physics Lab - WTAMU

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

University Science Books

ISBN: 093570275X

Advanced Physics Elective - PVAMU

Physics Research Seminar - PVAMU

 

Fall 2014

Mechanics - Dr. Paul Cox

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

Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534494927

Electromagnetism - (Not Yet Confirmed)

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

Pearson Education

ISBN: 013805326X

Thermodynamics - Dr. Cathy Clewett

An Introduction to Thermal Physics by Daniel V. Schroeder

Addison Wesley Longman

ISBN: 0-201-38027-7

Quantum Mechanics - Dr. Martin Melhus

Quantum Mechanics: Concepts & Appl. by Nouredine Zettili

John Wiley Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-470-02679-3

Observational Astronomy - Dr. Shaukat Goderya

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 - (Not Confirmed)

Contact Dr. Lionell Hewett at Texas A&M Kingsville