Robert Resnick, David Halliday, Kenneth S. Krane
The 5th edition of "Physics" has been edited to clarify conceptual development in light of recent findings from physics education research, and the mechanics sequence has been re-organized to that energy is a capstone topic. The presentation of thermodynamics and quantum mechanics has been updated to provide a more modern approach, and the end-of-chapter problem sets have been thoroughly over-hauled: new problems added; out-dated reference deleted; and new short-answer conceptual questions added. The supplements package has been expanded to include more materials for student and instructor.
Written for the full year or three term Calculus-based University Physics course for science and engineering majors, the publication of the first edition of Physics in 1960 launched the modern era of Physics textbooks. It was a new paradigm at the time and continues to be the dominant model for all texts. Physics is the most realistic option for schools looking to teach a more demanding course.