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Fundamentals of Physics

Fundamentals of Physics



  • David Halliday  
  • Robert Resnick 
  • Jearl Walker  


  • Hardcover: 1328 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 7 Sub edition (June 16, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471232319
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471232315
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 pounds 



Book Description

No other book on the market today can match the 30-year success of Halliday, Resnick and Walker’s Fundamentals of Physics!

Fundamentals of Physics, 7th Edition and the Extended Version, 7th Edition offer a solid understanding of fundamental physics concepts, helping readers apply this conceptual understanding to quantitative problem solving, in a breezy, easy-to-understand style. A unique combination of authoritative content and stimulating applications.
* Numerous improvements in the text, based on feedback from the many users of the sixth edition (both instructors and students)
* Several thousand end-of-chapter problems have been rewritten to streamline both the presentations and answers
* ‘Chapter Puzzlers’ open each chapter with an intriguing application or question that is explained or answered in the chapter
* Problem-solving tactics are provided to help beginning Physics students solve problems and avoid common error
* The first section in every chapter introduces the subject of the chapter by asking and answering, "What is Physics?" as the question pertains to the chapter
* Numerous supplements available to aid teachers and students

The extended edition provides coverage of developments in Physics in the last 100 years, including: Einstein and Relativity, Bohr and others and Quantum Theory, and the more recent theoretical developments like String Theory. 

From the Back Cover

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Homework Management:

  • An Assignment tool allows instructors to create student homework and quizzes, using dynamic versions of end-of-chapter problems from Fundamentals of Physics of their own dynamic questions. Instructors may also assign readings, activities, and other work for students to complete.
  • A Gradebook automatically grades and records student assignments. This not only saves time, but also provides students with immediate feedback on their work. Each student can view his or her results from past assignments at any time.
  • An Administration tool allows instructors to manage their class rosters on-line.

A Prepare and Present tool contains a variety of the Wiley-provided resources (Including all the book illustrations, Java applets, and digitized video) to help make preparation time more efficient. This content may easily be adapted, customized, and supplemented by instructors to meet the needs of each course.

Self-Assessment. A study and Practice area links directly to the multimedia version of Fundamentals of Physics , allowing students to review the text while they study and complete homework assignments. In addition to the complete on-line text, students can also access the Student Solutions Manual, the Student Study Guide, interactive simulations, and the Interaction LearningWare Program.

Interactive LearningWare. Interactive LearningWare leads the students step-by-step through solutions to 200 of the end-of-chapter problems from the text. 



Excellent Text and Companion CD, November 29, 2000

I’m sure you can read a ton of reviews on here that will tell you the same thing. The examples are great, the text is straightforward and clear, and the exercises are adequately elaborated, so no problem really leaves you thinking "well, this just can’t be right…". And in case you get stuck, you’ve got easily the best software companion available for any textbook ever. The CD-Physics companion can guide you through solutions for many of the exercises, either by presenting a nicely worked out solution as you would write it on a paper, by giving you hints, or by helping you solve the problem yourself with the interactive LearningWare feature. It becomes obvious that this book spends a lot of time making sure the reader can achieve an adequate understanding of the material, rather than forcing the student to memorize vague formulas which seem to have no unity. The chapters are presented in a (somewhat) reasonable order, building on concepts learned in the previous chapter in most cases. You get the full introductory college physics stuff in this book, from Newtonian mechanics to thermodynamics to electricity and electromagnetic waves. This is perfect for the student who shies from asking others for help, as either the book or the CD Physics companion will have the answers they seek. I was never particularly fond of physics and have always thought of it as the bare essentials for a computer engineer, but this book gave me a new appreciation for the physical aspects of my engineering field, especially with the very complete (from a general overview) chapters on electricity, capacitance, and inductance.