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Physics Call Numbers

The following call number ranges are relevant to physics.


  • QC1-75 General
  • QC81-114 Weights and measures
  • QC120-168.85 Descriptive and experimental mechanics
  • QC170-197 Atomic physics.
    • Constitution and properties of matter - Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and
      solid state physics
  • QC221-246 Acoustics. Sound
  • QC251-338.5 Heat
    • QC310.15-319 Thermodynamics
  • QC350-467 Optics. Light
    • QC450-467 Spectroscopy
  • QC474-496.9 Radiation physics (General)
  • QC501-766 Electricity and magnetism
    • QC501-(721) Electricity
      • QC669-675.8 Electromagnetic theory
      • QC676-678.6 Radio waves (Theory)
      • QC701-715.4 Electric discharge
      • QC717.6-718.8 Plasma physics. Ionized gases
    • QC750-766 Magnetism
  • QC770-798 Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity
    • QC793-793.5 Elementary particle physics
    • QC794.95-798 Radioactivity and radioactive substances
  • QC801-809 Geophysics. Cosmic physics
  • QC811-849 Geomagnetism
  • QC851-999 Meteorology. Climatology - Including the earth's atmosphere
    • QC974.5-976 Meteorological optics
    • QC980-999 Climatology and weather
      • QC994.95-999 Weather Forecasting

You'll find physics materials in the Stacks (3rd floor), Oversized Books (3rd floor), Media (1st floor), and Reference (1st floor). You may also find books on related topics in other areas, such as the T's for instrumentation and technology.

And you can always search the library catalog.

Physics Books

These are some examples of Physics books in our catalog. Use SouthernSearch the online CSU catalog for books at Southern and the other CSCU libraries.