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This website provides information about the textbook "Fundamentals of Physics" by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker.  It contains links to both student and teacher resources that are intended to be used along with the book and information about adopting the text.
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Fundamentals of Physics

Author: Todd Thompson
Posted: October 12, 2012 at 7:00PM

"Fundamentals of Physics" is probably the best book on introductory physics there is.

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gender, minority representation

Author: Gary
Posted: September 28, 2009 at 4:43PM

I heard someone say the other day that this book (Halliday, Resnick, etc.) has a wide diversity in its accompanying photos, while Giancoli is lacking in this regard...

Has anyone else sensed this in using these books, or does anyone know where one might find some data about this?

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I used it!

Author: Melanie Markman
Posted: September 30, 2008 at 11:35PM

It has some great explanations and shows the long way of everything it is great if you are a why does this work person when you learn a new concept. I like being able to read through the proofs, personally. It also has awesome problems to work, that help prepare you for physics and real world application.

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I also had this

Author: Mac Moore
Posted: December 6, 2004 at 11:00PM

It's a fair text.  The best thing, for me, were the concept
questions.  As for the HW problems... *shrugs*  They were
okay.  For some reason the authors (or author... Walker, I
suspect) are obsessed with penguins.  

The other good thing was the Interactive LearningWare.  If
your instructor didn't get it on CD, request it, because it's
slow as Christmas online (even with broadband), but it's
worth it.  The stuff for optics was especially helpful.

The worked problems/examples in the book are sub-par.  In
general the problems are sort of obscure and irrelevent, and
worst of all not helpful for the HW.

Also, the exposition on E&M, especially circuits, is poor.

Overall, though, it's good.  Good illustrations, nice glossy
paper, and the separation into multiple volumes only
sometimes annoying.

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I had this book

Author: Alysson
Posted: June 29, 2004 at 3:18PM

I had an older edition of this book years ago.  I still
use it for reference!

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