Halliday/ Resnick/Walker Fundamentals of Physics ( Class 12)


Quick Overview

This adapter version of the International Bestseller Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick , and Walker is structured completely in accordance with CBSE syllabi and designed keeping in mind the requirements of Class 12 students.

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Halliday/ Resnick/Walker Fundamentals of Physics


This adapter version of the International Bestseller Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick , and Walker is structured completely in accordance with CBSE syllabi and designed keeping in mind the requirements of Class 12 students.

        Developed with a skill-based approach, this set of Textbook and Practice book aims to provide a firm foundation in learning physics and quantitative techniques. The Textbook offers a clear and engaging explanations of concepts while the Practice Book helps understand the applications of concepts and sharpens problem-solving skills. This set is a must-have resource for CBSE students and those aspiring to enter the medical and engineering field through competitive examinations.

        A holistic approach has been adopted in designing effective pedagogy of the chapters keeping in mind the essential features that will enable understanding of the topic. Further, it interlinks the topics with other facets of science, without deviating much from the prescribed syllabus.

The pedagogy of the Textbook is enriched to

  • impart knowledge.
  • support comprehension and learning.
  • provide exposure to industrial and technological applications of physics.
  • extend the breadth of knowledge to inculcate investigatory skills and creative thinking.
  • promote analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • evaluate progress of conceptual and application-based understanding of content.


The Practice Book accompanying the Textbook is a rich resource of worked and practice problems that will help students prepare for CBSE as well as competitive entrance examinations. It has been designed to

  • enhance the problem-solving skills.
  • improve analytical and critical thinking.
  • promote application of theoretical concepts.
  • sharpen reasoning skills.
  • train minds to take up challenging examinations. 


The chapters of the books have been run through an extensive review process during the development (Review Stage 1) and production stage (Review Stage 2). Stage 1 reviews have been sourced from subject matter experts and experienced teachers and Stage 2 reviews from classroom teachers who have hands-on experience of the learning curve of the students and their pain points. 

  • 1. Electric Charges and Fields
  • 2. Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
  • 3. Current Electricity
  • 4. Moving Charges and Magnetism
  • 5. Magnetism and Matter
  • 6. Electromagnetic Induction
  • 7. Alternating Current
  • 8. Electromagnetic Waves
  • 9. Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
  • 10. Wave Optics
  • 11. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  • 12. Atoms
  • 13. Nuclei
  • 14. Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits
  • 15. Communication Systems
  • Appendices
  • Appendix A Conversion Factors
  • Appendix B Mathematical Formulas
  • Appendix C Dimensions
  • Index

  • Chapter Review
  • Worked Problems (Important Formula and Units; Conceptual Questions; Textbook Exercises; Previous Years’ CBSE Questions; Additional Questions)
  • Very Short Answers
  • Short Answer Questions
  • Long Answer Questions
  • Challenge Problems—HOTS
  • Answer Key
  • Competitive Edge
  • Worked Problems
  • Practice Problems
  • Multiple Choice Type
  • Assertion–Reason Type
  • Linked Comprehension Type
  • Matrix-Match Type
  • Integer Type
  • Answer Key

Additional Information

Author Resnick ,Halliday and Walker
Author Biography

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 world wide. 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.

ISBN: 13 9788126532452
Salient Features

  • Full color Textbook with globally renowned content
  • Complete CBSE syllabus coverage and includes the latest supplementary text
  • Interspersed with interesting facts and applications and enriched pedagogy to support learning
  • Worked and Practice Problems to enhance problem-solving skills
  • Practice Book in two color with two distinct parts to target CBSE and Competitive Examinations
  • Detailed Chapter Review for quick recap of concepts
  • Adequate Worked Problems for learning the skill with solutions to Textbook exercises, NCERT exercises and previous 5 years’ CBSE,

AIEEE and AIPMT questions

  • Vast collection of Practice Problems for practicing the skill
  • Useful Appendices at the end of the Practice Book.

Pages 568 ( Textbook)+ 940 ( problem book)