Fundamentals of Physics, 1st Australian & New Zealand Edition

ISBN: 9780730382874

The most highly regarded physics resource of the past 50 years, Halliday’s Fundamentals of Physics, has been reimagined for the first time for ANZ students. The original Halliday and Resnick text was named the most outstanding physics text of the 20th century by the American Physical Society, and this new edition continues what this resource is known and loved for.

This first Australian and New Zealand Edition features local examples, sample problems and cases which highlight how physics is being advanced and applied in Australia and New Zealand. This means students are exposed to many opportunities to draw connections between what they are learning and real-world applications. These features include thought-provoking problems, clear standardised diagrams and thorough but highly readable pedagogy.

Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code included, this title enables students to master concepts and succeed in assessment by taking the roadblocks out of self-study, with features designed so you get the most out of learning.


  • Trusted content: With editorially robust content, students an trust Halliday’s Fundamentals of Physics to be accurate and free from errors.
  • Local ANZ Content: Exciting Australian and New Zealand examples engage students by providing a local context.
  • Clear and concise: A new space-saving and clear page design that makes the text easier to read, and a heavily reduced page count ensures you only get the essentials that will help you succeed.
David Halliday
Jearl Walker
Patrick Keleher
Paul Lasky
John Long
Judith Dawes
Julius Orwa
Ajay Mahato
Peter Huf
Warren Stannard
Amanda Edgar
Liam Lyons
Dipesh Bhattarai
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 Centre 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

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