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You can browse the shelves for physics books on the 400 level [QC]. Here is a list of Library of Congress call numbers:

Call Number Subject
QC 1-999 Physics
QC 1-75 General
QC 81-114 Weights and Measures
QC 170-197 Atomic Physics (including relativity, quantum theory)
QC 176-177 Solid State Physics
QC 220-246 Acoustics (sound)
QC 251-338 Heat (including thermodynamics)
QC 350-467 Optics (light)
QC 450-454 Spectroscopy
QC 474-496 Radiation Physics (General)
QC 501-766 Electricity and Magnetism
QC 770-798 Nuclear and Partical Physics
QC 801-809 Geophysics (Cosmic physics)
QC 811-849 Geomagnetism
QC 851-999 Meteorology, Climatology (including the earth's atmosphere)

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