- Series
- Pearson
- Author
- Richard Wolfson
- Publisher
- Pearson
- Edition
- 4
- Language
- English
- Total pages
- 432
- Pub.-date
- June 2020
- ISBN13
- 9781292350141
- ISBN
- 1292350148
- Related Titles

ISBN | Product | Product | Price CHF | Available | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Essential University Physics: Volume 1, Global Edition |
9781292350141 Essential University Physics: Volume 1, Global Edition |
90.30 | approx. 7-9 days |

*Focus on the fundamentals and help students see connections between problem types*

Richard Wolfson’s ** Essential University Physics** is a concise and progressive calculus-based physics textbook that offers clear writing, great problems, and relevant real-life applications in an affordable and streamlined text. The book teaches sound problem-solving strategies and emphasises conceptual understanding, using features such as annotated figures and step-by-step problem-solving strategies. Realising students have changed a great deal over time while the fundamentals of physics have changed very little, Wolfson makes physics relevant and alive for students by sharing the latest physics applications in a succinct and captivating style.

The 4th Edition, Global Edition, incorporates research from instructors, reviewers, and thousands of students to expand the book’s problem sets and consistent problem-solving strategy. A new problem type guides students to see patterns, make connections between problems that can be solved using similar steps, and apply those steps when working problems on homework and exams.

Volume 1 contains Chapters 1—19

Available for separate purchase is Volume 2 containing Chapters 20—39

**Build problem-solving skills using updated and refined problem sets**

· **New - Example Variation Problems** build in difficulty by changing scenarios, changing the knowns vs. unknowns, and adding complexity and a step of reasoning to provide the most helpful range of related problems that use the same basic approach to find their solutions. These scaffolded problem sets help students see patterns and make connections between problems that can be solved using similar steps and help them to be less surprised by variations on problems when exam time comes. Assignable in Mastering Physics.

· **Every worked example uses the IDEA (Interpret, Develop, Evaluate, and Assess) framework **which begins with a problem’s key ideas, stresses the importance of planning a solution and drawing a diagram, works through the math, checks for reasonable answers, and relates the problem’s content to a broader understanding of physics.

o **Problem-Solving Strategy boxes** follow the IDEA framework and provide detailed guidance for specific classes of physics problems.

· **Tactics boxes** reinforce specific essential skills such as differentiation, setting up integrals, vector products, drawing free-body diagrams, simplifying series and parallel circuits, or ray tracing.

· **Tips **provide helpful problem-solving hints or warn against common pitfalls and misconceptions.

· **Got It? boxes **provide quick checks for students to test their conceptual understanding. These multiple-choice and ranking task problems are also available as clicker system questions.

**Guide student learning with clearly stated learning goals for each chapter**

· **New - Learning Outcomes** succinctly state goals for each chapter, identifying for students what they should be learning and aiding in metacognition.

· **New - Each end-of-chapter problem **is correlated with one or more learning outcomes.

· **New - Learning Outcomes Table **at the start of each end-of-chapter problem set relates problems and helps students target what they don’t know and prove what they do.

**Explore physics in the real world through applications**

· **Every chapter includes Applications** that explore modern examples of physics in the real world.

· **Engineering applications** prepare engineering students for the field.

· **MCAT-style Passage Problems** appear in each chapter and follow the format used in the MCAT exam. These problems require students to investigate multiple aspects of a real-life physical situation, typically biological in nature, as described in a reading passage.

**Also available with Mastering Physics**

MasteringTM is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach *every* student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and improves results for each student.

**Reach every student with Mastering**

**Teach your course your way: **Your course is unique. So whether you’d like to build your own auto-graded assignments, foster student engagement during class, or give students anytime, anywhere access, Mastering gives you the flexibility to easily create *your* course to fit *your *needs.

· With **Learning Catalytics**, you’ll hear from every student when it matters most. You pose a variety of questions that help students recall ideas, apply concepts, and develop critical-thinking skills. Your stu

- Example Variation Problems build in difficulty by changing scenarios, changing the knowns vs. unknowns, and adding complexity and a step of reasoning to provide the most helpful range of related problems that use the same basic approach to find their solutions. These scaffolded problem sets help students see patterns and make connections between problems that can be solved using similar steps and help them to be less surprised by variations on problems when exam time comes. Assignable in Mastering Physics.
- Learning Outcomes succinctly state goals for each chapter, identifying for students what they should be learning and aiding in metacognition.
- Each end-of-chapter problem is correlated with one or more learning outcomes.
- Learning Outcomes Table at the start of each end-of-chapter problem set relates problems and helps students target what they don’t know and prove what they do.

Volume 1 contains Chapters 1—19

Volume 2 contains Chapters 20—39

1 Doing Physics

1.1 Realms of Physics

1.2 Measurements and Units

1.3 Working with Numbers

1.4 Strategies for Learning Physics

Part One

Mechanics

2 Motion in a Straight Line

2.1 Average Motion

2.2 Instantaneous Velocity

2.3 Acceleration

2.4 Constant Acceleration

2.5 The Acceleration of Gravity

2.6 When Acceleration Isn’t Constant

Chapter 3 Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

3.1 Vectors

3.2 Velocity and Acceleration Vectors

3.3 Relative Motion

3.4 Constant Acceleration

3.5 Projectile Motion

3.6 Uniform Circular Motion

4 Force and Motion

4.1 The Wrong Question

4.2 Newton’s First and Second Laws

4.3 Forces

4.4 The Force of Gravity

4.5 Using Newton’s Second Law

4.6 Newton’s Third Law

5 Using Newton’s Laws

5.1 Using Newton’s Second Law

5.2 Multiple Objects

5.3 Circular Motion

5.4 Friction

5.5 Drag Forces

6 Energy, Work, and Power

6.1 Energy

6.2 Work

6.3 Forces That Vary

6.4 Kinetic Energy

6.5 Power

7 Conservation of Energy

7.1 Conservative and Nonconservative Forces

7.2 Potential Energy

7.3 Conservation of Mechanical Energy

7.4 Nonconservative Forces

7.5 Conservation of Energy

7.6 Potential-Energy Curves

8 Gravity

8.1 Toward a Law of Gravity

8.2 Universal Gravitation

8.3 Orbital Motion

8.4 Gravitational Energy

8.5 The Gravitational Field

9 Systems of Particles

9.1 Center of Mass

9.2 Momentum

9.3 Kinetic Energy of a System

9.4 Collisions

9.5 Totally Inelastic Collisions

9.6 Elastic Collisions

10 Rotational Motion

10.1 Angular Velocity and Acceleration

10.2 Torque

10.3 Rotational Inertia and the Analog of Newton’s Law

10.4 Rotational Energy

10.5 Rolling Motion

11 Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentum

11.1 Angular Velocity and Acceleration Vectors

11.2 Torque and the Vector Cross Product

11.3 Angular Momentum

11.4 Conservation of Angular Mom