Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fundamentals of Physics Book by David Halliday, Jearl Walker, and Robert Resnick

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  2. Fundamentals of Physics is a calculus-based physics textbook by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, and Jearl Walker. The textbook is currently in its tenth edition (published 2013) and is published in a five-volume set. The current version is a revised version of the original textbook Physics by Halliday and Resnick, first published in 1960. It is widely used in colleges as part of the undergraduate physics courses, and has been well known to science and engineering students for decades as "the gold standard" offreshman-level physics texts. In 2002, the American Physical Society named the work the most outstanding introductory physics text of the 20th century.

    The most recent editions of the textbook have been enhanced by Walker to include Checkpoint questions. These are conceptual ranking-task questions that help the student before embarking on numerical calculations.

    The textbook covers most of the basic topics in physics:

    Mechanics

    Waves

    Thermodynamics
    Electromagnetism
    Optics
    Special Relativity
    The extended edition also contains introductions to topics such as quantum mechanics, atomic theory, solid-state physics, nuclear physics and cosmology. A solutions manual and a study guide are also available.