BOOK REVIEW (FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS BY HALLIDAY RESNICK WALKER)
Physics is the basic of all sciences. We can find hundreds of book written on Physics. There are a few books on Physics which are worth mentioning, among them “FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS by Halliday Resnick and Walker" is the best. This is a very good book and it contains almost everything you need.
There are many editions of this book. The Eighth edition is the best one. It is written by three authors named Halliday, Resnick and Walker. A similar book with a few changes is also available whose authors are Halliday, Resnick and Krane. This book is taught in all the leading universities of Pakistan in Bachelors program. It is basically an introductory book which covers all the aspects of physics and gives a thorough understanding of the laws and concepts of Physics.
This book has five parts each containing variable number of chapters. There are a total of forty four chapters. The fields of Physics addressed by this book mainly consists of Classical Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Waves and Optics, Modern Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Atomic and Molecular Physics and Nuclear Physics. The appendix also contains a great deal of information about unit conversions and almost all the physical constants.
This is indeed a great book. Anybody interested in the basic concepts of Physics should definitely start with this book.