The Fundamentals of Physics extended 10th Edition by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, and Jearl Walker is an excellent eBook for students seeking a deeper understanding of the basics of physics. It is easily readable and has a treasure trove of illustrations which help clarify the points being made. Many of the concepts addressed in this text are quite complex. Still the authors are able to explain those concepts in terms the average student can easily understand. It makes working through the ideas a lot of fun.
Physics can be boring. The terms used can be difficult to pronounce and understand for people who are new to physics. In the Fundamentals of Physics extended 10th edition Halliday, the authors have presented potentially difficult to penetrate information in an interesting and easy to follow manner. Their use of illustrations was brilliant. They are very revealing and presented at just the right time to enhance the reader’s understanding of material being presented. This enables even students who are beginners to grasp the main ideas more easily and even enjoy doing it.
Part of the strength of the text is it is designed to help students of all ages answer scientific questions, read scientific material with understanding, and be able to figure out science based quantitative issues. Fundamentals of Physics 10th Edition not only provides a basic understanding of the popular topics related to physics, it teaches critical thinking as well. The book helps students to see how physics plays a role in their everyday life. This makes it more than just a text book. It is a guide students can use both inside and outside the classroom.
One of the things which make this text book special is the inclusion of WileyPLUS with Orion. This allows students to turn doing assignments into a personal learning experience. The lessons are easily adaptable to meet each student’s style of learning. It gives the reader information on physics and offers tools students can use to identify their areas of strengths and weaknesses. This enables them to make their study time more effective. There are also chapter quizzes students can use to check their understanding of the material presented.
One of the innovative things about the text is the use of The Flying Circus of Physics, created by Jearl Walker. It’s used as part of sample problems which incorporate real-world physics in an interesting way. There are also step by step examples of how to solve even the most complex science based questions. By including
WileyPLUS, students have access to the textbook online. There’s also a comprehensive collection of tests students can use to prepare for their exams. The available videos use live action and animation to help students understand key concepts.
Fundamentals of Physics 10th Edition is a very effective, interactive text. It combines standard text with online video lessons to bring physics to life for students of all ages. Add instant feedback to student’s questions and varied question and you have an excellent science book.