From Paul G. Hewitt, author of the market-leading Conceptual Physics, comes his eagerly awaited new text,Conceptual Physics Fundamentals. This briefer, alternative text provides the depth, topic coverage, and features requested by instructors teaching courses that are shorter and that include more quantitative material. The text extends best-selling author Paul Hewitt’s proven pedagogical approach, straight-forward learning features, approachable style, and rigorous coverage, while providing superior supplements and instructor and student media. The book develops a solid conceptual understanding of physics, while building students’ self-confidence applying their understanding quantitatively.
- Concept Check questions interspersed throughout each chapter provide stopping points that let students reflect on what they have just read and test their comprehension. Answers on the same page provide instant feedback.
- Problem-solving boxes include worked examples to help students build confidence in applying their understanding to solving quantitative problems.
- Practicing Physics are simple hands-on activities interspersed throughout the text to underscore concepts with immediate, real-world observations.
- Special Topics boxes provide optional in-depth sections on everyday applications, science and society, and the history of science.
- A superior illustration program features Hewitt’s hallmark hand-drawn figures that make the physics immediately transparent to non-scientists.
- A critically acclaimed media program is highly integrated with the text and features supporting online Interactive Figures, Interactive Tutorials, and demonstration videos that address common misconceptions.
- End-of-chapter sections feature a summary of key terms with definitions, review questions, activities, multiple-choice questions, and exercises. One-step calculations and “show that…” quantitative problems are also included.
Table of Contents
- About Science
- Newton’s Laws of Motion
- Equilibrium and Linear Motion
- Momentum and Energy
- Fluid Mechanics
- Gravity, Projectiles, and Satellites
- Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics
- Heat Transfer and Change of Phase
- Static and Current Electricity
- Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction
- Waves and Sound
- Light Waves
- Properties of Light
- Quantum Theory
- The Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity