Some Good Books For 1st Year BTech Students

By Janardhan R S

Finding a perfect book for all your various courses during your engineering can be a taxing task. This is a critical requirement especially for 1st year students when compared to 2nd and 3rd year students.

If you are able to find the perfect textbook to help you understand the basics as well as complex concepts of a course, then it will not just help you in your studies but will also give you an opportunity to help and support other students.


Increasing cognizance around this is vital to start the graduation journey and succeed in your examinations. It's imperative to understand the concepts. Here are few good books that CareerIndia has curated to help you with your task of finding the right book for the right subject.

Applied Chemistry

You can refer to Stanley Manahan for general studies, Peter Tooley for experiments and Hyman Gesser for a detailed theoretical study. These are the frequently referred books and are easily available for purchase online. Chemistry from First Principles by Jan C. A. Boeyens can be very useful.

Applied Mathematics

Gilbert Strang, who has covered the basics and fundamentals, is always recommended, as An Introduction to Applied Mathematics is one of the best-known books. Applied Calculus written by Deborah Hallett is a good one. You can also always refer to Methods of Applied Mathematics written by Francis Hildebrand.

Applied Physics

Applied Physics

A. K. Jha being one of the most revered, you can confidently read his books on physics. To study vectors and tensors you can refer to A Student's Guide to Vectors and Tensors written by Daniel Fleisch. An Introduction to Spacetime Physics is a good book written by Steve Adams. Schaum's easy outline on applied physics can also be considered for an extended study.

Communication Skills

There are numerous books on studying and improving communication skills. You can always choose the best ones especially if you need to concentrate on grammar and you can refer the book Wren and Martin for the same. However, you can always refer to prominent books written by Helio Garcia and Roy Schwartzman.

Electrical Science

Oscar and the Bird written by Geoff Waring is a good book on electricity. You can easily refer to the book An Introduction to Electrical Science written by Adrian Waygood. Ed Lipiansky has written books for both electrical and electronics science which can be helpful too.

Engineering Mechanics

For this course, Dynamics written by Russell Hibbeler, Vector Mechanics by Ferdinand Beer, Mechanics of Solids by Egor Popov and R K Bansal are some of the best books for reference.

Impact Of Science And Technology On Society

A famous book called Responsible Science written by Merritt Smith is a good one. Most readers involved in research make the best use of this book for their thesis and higher studies. Another book Marriage and Morals written by Bertrand Russell is the best one to refer.

Introduction To Computers And AutoCAD

Who hasn't heard about computers? We'll know that this is one of the most exciting subjects to learn. There are many books in the market written by different authors. Thakur and Cadfolks are the common books referred in the market. Vishnu Priya Singh is a good writer and his books are abundantly sold. Terry Wohlers, Timothy Sean, Kingsley are some of the prominent writers. You could also search Toronto Public Library online to find some more good books.

Introduction To Programming

For a strong and informative introduction to the subject, Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas Cormen is quite famous for beginners. General books written by Stephen Foote are also popular.

Manufacturing Process

Manufacturing Science by Ghosh A and Mallick A. K are the best ones in the market. For any beginner who would like to grasp the basic concepts of mechanical engineering, Kalpakjian and Schmid is highly recommended.

We're sure these references would be helpful and useful, if so, then please recommend them to your classmates, friends and younger batches too.

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