David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker, and Amit Gupta
ISBN 13: 978-81-265-2253-8
Price: INR 899/-
Pages: 882/ June 2010
About the book
This first volume of an adaptation of the Resnick, Halliday and Walker’s Fundamental of Physics ( 8th edition) for IIT-JEE and offers a solid understanding of fundamental concepts and helps reader apply this conceptual understanding to quantitative problem solving. This volume also covers topics on Units and Dimensions, Mechanics and Thermal Physics.
The text has been rearranged as per the IIT-JEE syllabus and many small topics have been included in the original chapters to make the coverage more complete. These include Net Motion, Constrained Motion, Projection on the Inclined Plane, etc. A new chapter on “Circular Motion” has been created by collation of material on “Kinematics of Circular Motion” from the chapters on “Two- and Three-Dimensional Motion” and “Dynamics of Circular Motion”.
A number of additional problems and solved examples have been included to cover all requirements of IIT-JEE examination. The book offers a unique problem-solving technique: 4C’s (Conceptualize, Classify, Compute and Categorize), which guides students towards stepwise problem-solving.
The revised edition contains new end of chapter material containing all question types as per IIT-JEE pattern: Reasoning and Assertion type, Multiple-choice and Problems.
Modifications carried out in this adapted version:
- Relevant insertions of required content and deletion of content not required for complete coverage of IIT-JEE syllabus.
- Reorganization of chapters to make the flow consistent with IIT-JEE syllabus pattern.
- Inclusion of additional sample problems to cover all requirements of the examination.
Each chapter contains:
- Opening teasers giving puzzling situations open each chapter with explanation given within the text
- Checkpoints are stopping points to know if the concepts explained are clear
- Magnifying glass to mark key sentences for quick visual identification
- Well-labeled figures throughout the text to help visualizing concepts
- Problem solving tactics with instructions to guide the students on how to attempt problems and avoid common errors
- Sample problems solved with unique problem-solving technique, 4 C’s (Conceptualize, Classify, Compute, Conclude).
- More than 340 solved problems and examples.
- More than 130 checkpoints
- More than 1000 objective type questions comprising
- More than 90 reasoning type questions
- More than 870 multiple choice questions
- More than 25 linked comprehension questions
- More than 180 review questions
- More than 1400 practice problems.
Revised edition contains:
- Improved presentation of concepts.
- New end of chapter material containing all question types as per IIT-JEE pattern:
- Reasoning type questions
- Multiple choice questions
- IIT-JEE 2010 paper
About the authors
David Halliday is associated with the University of Pittsburgh as Professor Emeritus. As department chair in 1960, he and Robert Resnick collaborated on Physics for Students of Science and Engineering and then on Fundamentals of Physics. Fundamentals is currently in its eighth edition and has since been handed over from Halliday and Resnick to Jearl Walker. Dr. Halliday is retired and resides in Seattle.
Robert Resnick is professor emeritus at Rensselaer and the former Edward P.
Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Science Education, 1974-93. Together with his co-author David Halliday, he revolutionized physics education with their now famous textbook on general physics, still one of the most highly regarded texts in the field today.
Jearl Walker, professor of physics at Cleveland State University, received his BS in physics from MIT in 1967 and his PhD in physics from University of Maryland in 1973. His book The Flying Circus of Physics was published 30 years ago, has been translated into at least 10 languages, and is still being sold worldwide. For 16 years he toured his Flying Circus talk throughout the U.S. and Canada, introducing such physics stunts as the bed-of-nails demonstration and the walking-on-hot-coals demonstration to countless physics teachers, who then proceeded to hurt themselves when they repeated the stunts in their own classrooms. These talks led to his PBS television show Kinetic Karnival which ran nationally for years and which earned an Emmy.
Amit Gupta is the Head of Physics Department at BANSAL CLASSES, KOTA which is the most prestigious coaching academy for IIT-JEE aspirants. An IITian himself, he has been teaching Physics for the past 10 years to the students preparing for the JEE.
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