- Free Lib Fundamentals of Physics 4th Edition Extended with Modern Physics ePUB download
- [ePUB] Fundamentals of Physics 4th Edition Extended with Modern Physics download
- Fundamentals of Physics 4th Edition Extended with Modern Physics
This was my first real physics textbook ever
, so I've refrained from reviewing it, fearing that my nostalgia will could my objective thinking. But the time has come for me to share my thoughts.
I gave Fundamentals of physics
5 stars a long time ago, in the spur of the moment. However, I won't change my mark now, for my feelings haven't changed. It's a great book for a beginner in real
physics, for kids who have enrolled in an undergrad physics program and found out the not so pleasant truth: that all that they have learned in high school about physics was just a nice story, a set of approximations given to them just to inform them there exists something like physics. So in that sense, this book is excellent for bridging that gap between high school physics, and the real deal. There are questions that open each chapter, with the purpose to make the student think in terms of physics. The text of each chapter is done well - it's very easy to follow, and coupled with pictures and illustrations, it makes a very sweet read. The solved examples are a great help to students just starting out and trying to catch all the mathematical intricacies, and a myriad of exercises that accompany each chapter will certainly make a diligent student proficient in solving them. I also loved the fact that some of the exercises had solutions available on the Wiley site, either in the SSM or the ILW.
All in all, it's great for people just getting the hang of it. Those who are already well acquainted with physics won't see what the big deal is, but I'm sure that they will also find some didactic value in Halliday-Resnick-Walker's textbook.
There is one small downside; or rather a complaint of mine. While the parts concerning Mechanics, Electro(statics&dynamics) and Waves&optics were thorough and detailed, I felt there was too little of Thermodynamics in there. But that's not necessarily bad; that's, incidentally, the last of the General physics courses, so the student is, at that stage, able to find another textbook. But that doesn't detract nothing from my grade; it's going to stay a solid five stars.