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. This textis a compelling and affordable alternative for professors who want to focus on the fundamentals and bring physics to life for their students.
Essential University Physics retains many of the favorite features of the first edition, while introducing new pedagogical elements that incorporate proven results from physics education research. The text focuses on the fundamentals of physics, teaches sound problem-solving skills, emphasizes conceptual understanding, and makes connections to the real world. Features such as annotated figures and step-by-step problem-solving strategies help provide a clear learning path.
The crisp two-color design is clear and engaging. The book incorporates the research-proven approach of annotated figures, pencil-style sketches in worked examples, and visual chapter summaries. The Second Edition features comprehensively revised and updated end-of-chapter problem sets, significant content updates, new Conceptual Examples, and additional Applications, all of which serve to foster understanding and interest.
Essential University Physics is offered as two paperback volumes, available shrink-wrapped together and for sale individually.