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Fundamentals of Physics, 10th Edition

Fundamentals of Physics, 10th Edition

David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker

ISBN: 978-1-119-04023-1

Jan 2015

1232 pages



The 10th edition of Halliday, Resnick and Walkers  Fundamentals of Physics provides the perfect solution  for teaching a 2 or 3 semester calculus-based physics course, providing  instructors with a tool by which they can teach students how to  effectively read scientific material, identify fundamental  concepts, reason through scientific questions, and solve  quantitative problems. The 10th edition builds upon previous editions by offering new features designed to better engage students and support critical thinking. These include NEW Video Illustrations that bring the subject matter to life, NEW Vector Drawing Questions that test students conceptual understanding, and additional multimedia resources (videos and  animations) that provide an alternative pathway through the  material for those who struggle with reading scientific  exposition. 

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Chapter 1 Measurement

Chapter 2 Motion Along a Straight Line

Chapter 3 Vector

Chapter 4 Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

Chapter 5 Force and Motion I

Chapter 6 Force and Motion II

Chapter 7 Kinetic Energy and Work

Chapter 8 Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy

Chapter 9 Center of Mass and Linear Momentum

Chapter 10 Rotation

Chapter 11 Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum

Chapter 12 Equilibrium and Elasticity

Chapter 13 Gravitation

Chapter 14 Fluids

Chapter 15 Oscillations

Chapter 16 Waves I

Chapter 17 Waves II

Chapter 18 Temperature, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics

Chapter 19 The Kinetic Theory of Gases

Chapter 20 Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Chapter 21 Electric Charge

Chapter 22 Electric Fields

Chapter 23 Gauss' Law

Chapter 24 Electric Potential

Chapter 25 Capacitance

Chapter 26 Current and Resistance

Chapter 27 Circuits

Chapter 28 Magnetic Fields

Chapter 29 Magnetic Fields Due to Currents

Chapter 30 Induction and Inductance

Chapter 31 Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating Current

Chapter 32 Maxwell's Equations; Magnetism of Matter

Chapter 33 Electromagnetic Waves

Chapter 34 Images

Chapter 35 Interference

Chapter 36 Diffraction

Chapter 37 Relativity

Chapter 38 Photons and Matter Waves

Chapter 39 More About Matter Waves

Chapter 40 All About Atoms

Chapter 41 Conduction of Electricity in Solids

Chapter 42 Nuclear Physics

Chapter 43 Energy from the Nucleus

Chapter 44 Quarks, Leptons, and the Big Bang

  • New in WileyPLUS;
    • Video Illustrations
    • Vector drawing questions
    • Links between homework problems and learning objectives.
    • Double the number of GO tutorials.  Roughly 20% of all EOC problems in the book have a GO tutorial
  • Concept Modules and Learning Objectives. Chapters were restructured into modules based on a primary concept. Each module begins with learning objectives (the skills and learning points that should be gathered in reading the module).
  • Rewritten chapters.  Based on his active teaching, Jearl Walker has identified material that students have been particularly challenged by (eg Gauss’ law and electric potential) and has rewritten this information so that the presentations are now smoother and more direct to the key points. Some other changes include expanded coverage of the Schrödinger equation including reflection of matter waves from a step potential and a decoupling of the discussion of the Bohr atom from the Schrödinger solution for the hydrogen atom.
  • New Sample Problems and Homework Question and Problems. 16 new sample problems, 350 problems and 50 questions some of which come from prior editions back by popular demand.
  • In WileyPLUS;
    • Robust online homework system includes ALL end of chapter problems in the book plus more online
    • Online aid in the form of just-in-time problem-solving tutorials, embedded reading quizzes, animated figures, hundreds of sample problems, simulations, demonstrations, and over 1500 videos ranging from MathSkills review to mini-lectures to examples and solutions.
    • Problem-Solving Help including every sample problem in the text available online in reading and video formats, hundreds of additional sample problems, GO tutorials, Hints on every end-of-chapter problem.
    • Math Skills Module (Chapter 0 in WileyPLUS)
  • The Flying Circus of Physics, also written by Jearl Walker, is incorporated into sample problems, text examples and end-of-chapter problems providing interesting real-world physics.
  • Reading questions (available online) help test for reading comprehension
  • Checkpoints offer stopping points so students can check their understanding of a question.
  • Sample problems demonstrate how problems can be solved with reasoned solutions rather than quick and simplistic plugging of numbers into an equation with no regard for what the equation means.