Fundamentals of Physics, 10th Edition

ISBN: 9781118230725

Fundamentals of Physics, 10th Edition has been designed to hold your interest, teach you how to think critically and escalate your understanding of physics. Illustrations are used to help beginner students grasp key concepts. This textbook will also explain how to effectively read scientific material, reason through scientific questions and solve quantitative problems.



  • 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.
  • Sample problems demonstrate how problems can be solved with reasoned solutions.
  • Checkpoints offer stopping points so students can check their understanding of a question.
David Halliday
University of Pittsburgh

Robert Resnick
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jearl Walker
Cleveland State University

1. Measurement
2. Motion Along a Straight Line
3. Vector
4. Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
5. Force and Motion I
6. Force and Motion II
7. Kinetic Energy and Work
8. Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
9. Center of Mass and Linear Momentum
10. Rotation
11. Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum
12. Equilibrium and Elasticity
13. Gravitation
14. Fluids
15. Oscillations
16. Waves I
17. Waves II
18. Temperature, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
19. The Kinetic Theory of Gases
20. Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
21. Electric Charge
22. Electric Fields
23. Gauss’ Law
24. Electric Potential
25. Capacitance
26. Current and Resistance
27. Circuits
28. Magnetic Fields
29. Magnetic Fields Due to Currents
30. Induction and Inductance
31. Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating Current
32. Maxwell’s Equations; Magnetism of Matter
33. Electromagnetic Waves
34. Images
35. Interference
36. Diffraction
37. Relativity
38. Photons and Matter Waves
39. More About Matter Waves
40. All About Atoms
41. Conduction of Electricity in Solids
42. Nuclear Physics
43. Energy from the Nucleus
44. Quarks, Leptons, and the Big Bang
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