Project Description

Fundamentals of Physics, 1st Australian & New Zealand Edition 

Halliday, Keleher, Lasky, Long, Dawes, Orwa, Mahato, Huf, Stannard, Edgar, Lyons, Bhattarai

Print ISBN : 9780730382874  |  Digital ISBN : 9780730382867 

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, instructors and students can trust Halliday’s Fundamentals of Physics to be accurate and free from errors.

Clear and concise 

A new space-saving and clear page design that is easier to read and a heavily reduced page count makes for a lighter overall resource.

Local ANZ content

Exciting Australian and New Zealand examples give local context and engages students. Examples include Two-Dimensional Motion of a Cricket Ball and how Australian cash is some of the most advanced in the world.

The latest edition of Fundamentals of Physics, includes these key features:

    • The spelling throughout the resource has been Australianised
    • New chapter introductions called ‘Why Study Physics’ help the student to appreciate why the material is relevant for their study, often providing an ANZ context.
    • ANZ feature boxes highlight interesting local case studies and have been designed to engage students by showing how physics is being applied in Australia and New Zealand – not just in the US.
    • All odd numbered questions have been removed from the printed textbook to make for a lighter page count
    • The page layout has been refreshed into a cleaner and less cluttered single column design to improve readability and allow for greater focus
    • The testbank and PowerPoint slides have all been updated for Australian and New Zealand courses
    • A local edition means Wiley Australia can offer ANZ students and academics even greater value with affordable, local pricing.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Measurement Chapter 23. Gauss’ Law
Chapter 2. Motion Along a Straight Line Chapter 24. Electric Potential
Chapter 3. Vector Chapter 25. Capacitance
Chapter 4. Motion in Two and Three Dimensions Chapter 26. Current and Resistance
Chapter 5. Force and Motion I Chapter 27. Circuits
Chapter 6. Force and Motion II Chapter 28. Magnetic Fields
Chapter 7. Kinetic Energy and Work Chapter 29. Magnetic Fields Due to Currents
Chapter 8. Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy Chapter 30. Induction and Inductance
Chapter 9. Centre of Mass and Linear Momentum Chapter 31. Electromagnetic Oscillations and Alternating Current
Chapter 10. Rotation Chapter 32. Maxwell’s Equations; Magnetism of Matter
Chapter 11. Rolling, Torque, and Angular Momentum Chapter 33. Electromagnetic Waves
Chapter 12. Equilibrium and Elasticity Chapter 34. Images
Chapter 13. Gravitation Chapter 35. Interference
Chapter 14.Fluids Chapter 36. Diffraction
Chapter 15. Oscillations Chapter 37. Relativity
Chapter 16. Waves I Chapter 38. Photons and Matter Waves
Chapter 17. Waves II Chapter 39.More About Matter Waves
Chapter 18. Temperature, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics Chapter 40. All About Atoms
Chapter 19. The Kinetic Theory of Gases Chapter 41. Conduction of Electricity in Solids
Chapter 20. Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics Chapter 42. Nuclear Physics
Chapter 21. Electric Charge Chapter 43. Energy from the Nucleus
Chapter 22. Electric Fields Chapter 44. Quarks, Leptons, and the Big Bang
David Halliday

Patrick Keleher (CQU)

Paul Lasky (Monash)

John Long (Deakin)

Judith Dawes (MQ)

Julius Orwa (Deakin)

Ajay Mahato (Deakin)

Peter Huf (Deakin)

Warren Stannard (UWA)

Amanda Edgar (Deakin)

Liam Lyons (Deakin)

Dipesh Bhattarai (Deakin)