University Physics with Modern Physics, Global Edition + Mastering Physics with Pearson eText (Package)

Hugh D. Young / Roger A. Freedman  
October 2019
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This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.


For courses in calculus-based physics.

This package includes Pearson Mastering Physics.


Practice makes perfect: Guided practice helps students develop into expert problem solvers

The new 15th Edition of University Physics with Modern Physics, now in SI Units, draws on insights from several users to help students see patterns and make connections between problem types. Students learn to recognize when to use similar steps in solving the same problem type and develop an understanding for problem solving approaches, rather than simply plugging values into an equation.


This edition addresses students’ tendency to focus on the objects and situations posed in a problem, rather than recognizing the underlying principle or the problem type. New Key Concept statements identify the main idea used in examples to help students recognize the underlying concepts and strategy. New Key Example Variation Problems within new Guided Practice sections group problems by type so students recognize when problems can be solved in similar ways, regardless of wording or numbers.


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Hallmark features of this title

A series of features aimed at building your students' conceptual understanding

  • ISEE (Identify, Set Up, Execute, Evaluate): a research-based problem-solving approach prompts your students to tackle problems thoughtfully rather than cutting straight to the math
  • Key Concept statements: appear at the end of every example, providing a summary of the key idea used in the solution
  • Bridging Problems: help students move from single-concept worked examples to multi-concept homework problems.

Content that further supports your students' learning

  • Learning Outcomes: sections at the beginning of each chapter prepare your students for the ideas they will explore.
  • Caution paragraphs: focus on typical misconceptions and common problem areas for your students to tackle.

New to this Edition

Pearson's webinar series 'Changing Perspectives': a conversation regarding the benefits of active learning in Physics.

'It's really amazing – I teach a class of about 300 students, and when you have 300 students all actually talking about physics, it's a pretty exciting place to be. So they interact with each other and they share ideas with each other, which is really very impressive.'

Professor Roger Freedman, author of University Physics on active learning.
From Pearson's webinar series 'Changing Perspectives' – read our blog post Activating University Physics: making physics lectures come alive and access the full webinar video.

New and updated features in this edition

New and expanded problems sections will support your students' problem-solving skills

  • Example Variation Problems: based on worked examples in the new Guided Practice section, they build in difficulty by changing scenarios, swapping knowns and unknowns, and adding complexity to provide a wide range of related problems that use the same basic approach to solve.
  • Expanded - Cumulative problems promote more advanced problem-solving techniques, challenging the students to combine knowledge and skills covered in previous chapters with the current one.

Build conceptual understanding

  • Expanded - Caution paragraphs focus on typical misconceptions and student problem areas. Over a dozen more have been added based on common errors made in Pearson Mastering Physics.

Table of Contents

  • Volume 1 contains Chapters 1–20
  • Volume 2 contains Chapters 21–37
  • Volume 3 contains Chapters 37–44


  1. Units, Physical Quantities, and Vectors
  2. Motion Along a Straight Line
  3. Motion in Two or Three Dimensions
  4. Newton's Laws of Motion
  5. Applying Newton's Laws
  6. Work and Kinetic Energy
  7. Potential Energy and Energy Conservation
  8. Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions
  9. Rotation of Rigid Bodies
  10. Dynamics of Rotational Motion
  11. Equilibrium and Elasticity
  12. Fluid Mechanics
  13. Gravitation
  14. Periodic Motion


  1. Mechanical Waves
  2. Sound and Hearing


  1. Temperature and Heat
  2. Thermal Properties of Matter
  3. The First Law of Thermodynamics
  4. The Second Law of Thermodynamics


  1. Electric Charge and Electric Field
  2. Gauss's Law
  3. Electric Potential
  4. Capacitance and Dielectrics
  5. Current, Resistance, and Electromotive Force
  6. Direct-Current Circuits
  7. Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces
  8. Sources of Magnetic Field
  9. Electromagnetic Induction
  10. Inductance
  11. Alternating Current
  12. Electromagnetic Waves


  1. The Nature and Propagation of Light
  2. Geometric Optics
  3. Interference
  4. Diffraction


  1. Relativity
  2. Photons: Light Waves Behaving as Particles
  3. Particles Behaving as Waves
  4. Quantum Mechanics I: Wave Functions
  5. Quantum Mechanics II: Atomic Structure
  6. Molecules and Condensed Matter
  7. Nuclear Physics
  8. Particle Physics and Cosmology