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Fundamentals Of Physics – The 10th edition of Hallidays Fundamentals of Physics building upon previous issues by offering several new features and additions.  The new edition offers most accurate, extensive and varied set of assessment questions of any course management program in addition to all questions including some form of question assistance including answer specific feedback to facilitate success.

The text also offers multimedia presentations (videos and animations) of much of the material that provide an alternative pathway through the material for those who struggle with reading scientific exposition.  Furthermore, the book includes math review content in both a self-study module for more in-depth review and also in just-in-time math videos for a quick refresher on a specific topic. The Halliday content is widely accepted as clear, correct, and complete. The end-of-chapters problems are without peer. The new design, which was introduced in 9e continues with 10e, making this new edition of Halliday the most accessible and reader-friendly book on the market.

Preface – Fundamentals Of Physics

Fun with a big challenge.That is how I have regarded physics since the day when Sharon,one of thestudents in a class I taught as a graduate student,suddenly demanded of me,“What has any of thisgot to do with my life?”Of course I immediately responded,“Sharon,this has everything to do withyour life—this is physics.”She asked me for an example.I thought and thought but could not come upwith a single one.That night I began writing the bookThe Flying Circus of Physics(John Wiley & Sons Inc.,1975) for Sharon but also for me because I realized hercomplaint was mine.I had spent six years slugging my way through many dozens of physics textbooks that were carefully written with the best of pedagogical plans,butthere was something missing.Physics is the most interesting subject in the worldbecause it is about how the world works,and yet the textbooks had been thor-oughly wrung of any connection with the real world.The fun was missing.Fundamentals Of Physics

I have packed a lot of real-world physics intoFundamentalsof Physics,con-necting it with the new edition ofThe Flying Circus of Physics.Much of the mate-rial comes from the introductory physics classes I teach,where I can judge from thefaces and blunt comments what material and presentations work and what do not.The notes I make on my successes and failures there help form the basis of thisbook.My message here is the same as I had with every student I’ve met sinceSharon so long ago:“Yes,youcanreason from basic physics concepts all the way tovalid conclusions about the real world,and that understanding of the real world iswhere the fun is.”I have many goals in writing this book but the overriding one is to provide in-structors with tools by which they can teach students how to effectively read scientific material,iden-tify fundamental concepts,reason through scientific questions,and solve quantitative problems.Thisprocess is not easy for either students or instructors.Indeed,the course associated with this book maybe one of the most challenging of all the courses taken by a student.Fundamentals Of Physics

However,it can also be one of the most rewarding because it reveals the world’s fundamental clockwork from which all scientificand engineering applications spring.Many users of the ninth edition (both instructors and students) sent in comments andsuggestions to improve the book.These improvements are now incorporated into the narrativeand problems throughout the book.The publisher John Wiley & Sons and I regard the book asanongoing project and encourage more input from users.Fundamentals Of Physics

You can send suggestions,corrections,and positive or negative comments to John Wiley & Sons or Jearl Walker (mail address:PhysicsDepartment,Cleveland State University,Cleveland,OH 44115 USA;or the blog site at may not be able to respond to all suggestions,but we keepand study each of them.

WHAT’S NEW?Modules and Learning Objectives“What was I supposed to learn from this section?”Students haveasked me this question for decades,from the weakest student to the strongest.The problem is thateven a thoughtful student may not feel confident that the important points were captured while read-ing a section.I felt the same way back when I was using the first edition of Halliday and Resnickwhile taking first-year physics.To ease the problem in this edition,I restructured the chapters into concept modules based on aprimary theme and begin each module with a list of the module’s learning objectives.Fundamentals Of Physics

The list is anexplicit statement of the skills and learning points that should be gathered in reading the module.Each list is following by a brief summary of the key ideas that should also be gathered.For example,check out the first module in Chapter 16,where a student faces a truck load of concepts and terms.Rather than depending on the student’s ability to gather and sort those ideas,I now provide anexplicit checklist that functions somewhat like the checklist a pilot works through before taxiing outto the runway for takeoff

Links Between Homework Problems and Learning Objectives

InWileyPLUS,every question and prob-lem at the end of the chapter is linked to a learning objective,to answer the (usually unspoken) ques-tions,“Why am I working this problem? What am I supposed to learn from it?”By being explicitabout a problem’s purpose,I believe that a student might better transfer the learning objective toother problems with a different wording but the same key idea.Such transference would help defeatthe common trouble that a student learns to work a particular problem but cannot then apply its keyidea to a problem in a different setting.

Rewritten Chapters My students have continued to be challenged by several key chapters and byspots in several other chapters and so,in this edition,I rewrote a lot of the material.For example,Iredesigned the chapters on Gauss’ law and electric potential,which have proved to be tough-goingfor my students.The presentations are now smoother and more direct to the key points.In the quan-tum chapters,I expanded the coverage of the Schrödinger equation,including reflection of matterwaves from a step potential.At the request of several instructors,I decoupled the discussion of theBohr atom from the Schrödinger solution for the hydrogen atom so that the historical account of Bohr’s work can be bypassed.Also,there is now a module on Planck’s blackbody radiation.

New Sample Problems and Homework Questions and Problems

Sixteen new sample problems havebeen added to the chapters,written so as to spotlight some of the difficult areas for my students.Also,about 250 problems and 50 questions have been added to the homework sections of the chapters.Some of these problems come from earlier editions of thebook,as requested by several instructors.

Video Illustrations

In the eVersion of the text available inWileyPLUS,David Maiullo of Rutgers University hascreated video versions of approximately 30 of the photo-graphs and figures from the text.Much of physics is thestudy of things that move and video can often provide abetter representation than a static photo or figure.

Online Aid

WileyPLUSis not just an online grading pro-gram.Rather,it is a dynamic learning center stocked with many different learning aids,including just-in-time problem-solving tutorials,embedded reading quizzes to encourage reading,animatedfigures,hundreds of sample problems,loads of simulations and demonstrations,and over 1500 videosranging from math reviews to mini-lectures to examples.More of these learning aids are added everysemester.For this 10th edition of HRW,some of the photos involving motion have been convertedinto videos so that the motion can be slowed and analyzed.These thousands of learning aids are available 24/7 and can be repeated as many times as de-sired.Thus,if a student gets stuck on a homework problem at,say,2:00 AM (which appears to be apopular time for doing physics homework),friendly and helpful resources are available at the click of a mouse

TABLE OF CONTENTS – Fundamentals Of Physics

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


  • Rewritten chapters.  Based on feedback from his students, Jearl Walker has rewritten material that students find particularly challenging (eg Gauss’ law and electric potential). 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.

FEATURES – Fundamentals Of Physics

  • WileyPLUS is a research-based online environment for effective teaching and learning. WileyPLUS is packed with interactive study tools and resources–including the complete online textbook–to give your students more value for their money.
  • WileyPLUS is now equipped with an adaptive learning module called ORION. Based on cognitive science, WileyPLUS with ORION, provides students with a personal, adaptive learning experience so they can build their proficiency on topics and use their study time most effectively. WileyPLUS with ORION helps students learn by learning about them.
  • The Flying Circus of Physics, 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.

About the Author

David Halliday is associated with the University of Pittsburgh as Professor Emeritus. As department chair in 1960, he and Robert Resnick collaborated on Physics for Students of Science and Engineering and then on Fundamentals of PhysicsFundamentals is currently in its eighth edition and has since been handed over from Halliday and Resnick to Jearl Walker. Dr. Halliday is retired and resides in Seattle.

Robert Resnick is professor emeritus at Rensselaer and the former Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Science Education, 1974-93. Together with his co-author David Halliday, he revolutionized physics education with their now famous textbook on general physics, still one of the most highly regarded texts in the field today.

Jearl Walker, professor of physics at Cleveland State University, received his BS in physics from MIT in 1967 and his PhD in physics from University of Maryland in 1973. His book The Flying Circus of Physics was published 30 years ago, has been translated into at least 10 languages, and is still being sold world wide. For 16 years he toured his Flying Circus talk throughout the U.S. and Canada, introducing such physics stunts as the bed-of-nails demonstration and the walking-on-hot-coals demonstration to countless physics teachers, who then proceeded to hurt themselves when they repeated the stunts in their own classrooms. These talks led to his PBS television show Kinetic Karnival which ran nationally for years and which earned an Emmy.

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