The cover page of Fundamentals of Physics Extended 9th edition. David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker, Farrell Edwards, John J. Fundamentals of Physics is a calculus-based physics textbook a level physics textbook pdf David Halliday, Robert Resnick, and Jearl Walker. A 1966 revision of the first edition of Part I changed the title of the textbook to Physics.
It is widely used in colleges as part of the undergraduate physics courses, and has been well known to science and engineering students for decades as “the gold standard” of freshman-level physics texts. In 2002, the American Physical Society named the work the most outstanding introductory physics text of the 20th century. The first edition of the book to bear the title Fundamentals of Physics, first published in 1981, was revised from the original text by Farrell Edwards and John J.
Walker has been the revising author since 1990. In the more recent editions of the textbook, beginning with the fifth edition, Walker has included “checkpoint” questions. These are conceptual ranking-task questions that help the student before embarking on numerical calculations.