- Series
- Pearson
- Author
- Richard Wolfson
- Publisher
- Pearson
- Edition
- 4
- Language
- English
- Pub.-date
- March 2021
- ISBN13
- 9781292351209
- ISBN
- 1292351209
- Related Titles

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Essential University Physics, Volume 2, Global Edition + Modified Mastering Physics with Pearson eText |
9781292351209 Essential University Physics, Volume 2, Global Edition + Modified Mastering Physics with Pearson eText |
59.00 | not defined |

*For two- and three-semester university physics courses.*

**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 emphasizes conceptual understanding, using features such as annotated figures and step-by-step problem-solving strategies. Realizing 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. New digital tools and the interactive Pearson eText increase student interactivity to help them develop confidence in solving problems, deepen their conceptual understanding, and strengthen quantitative-reasoning skills.

** Essential University Physics** is offered as two paperback volumes available together or for sale individually.

**Modified Mastering Physics**

Modified Mastering™ 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, Modified Mastering personalizes learning and improves results for each student. Now providing a fully integrated experience, the eText is linked to every problem within Modified Mastering for seamless integration between homework problems, practice problems, textbook, worked examples, and more.

**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 Modified 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.

**Modified Mastering Physics**

Modified Mastering™ 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, Modified Mastering personalizes learning and improves results for each student.

**Reach every student with Modified 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, Modified 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

- 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 2 contains Chapters 20-39

Available for separate purchase is Volume 1 containing Chapters 1-19

- 20 Electric Charge, Force, and Field
- 21 Gauss’s Law
- 22 Electric Potential
- 23 Electrostatic Energy and Capacitors
- 24 Electric Current
- 25 Electric Circuits
- 26 Magnetism: Force and Field
- 27 Electromagnetic Induction
- 28 Alternating-current Circuits
- 29 Maxwell’s Equations and Electromagnetic Waves
- 30 Reflection and Refraction
- 31 Images and Optical Instruments
- 32 Interference and Diffraction
- 33 Relativity
- 34 Particles and Waves
- 35 Quantum Mechanics
- 36 Atomic Physics
- 37 Molecules and Solids
- 38 Nuclear Physics
- 39 From Quarks to the Cosmos