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Essential University Physics: Volume 1, 2nd Edition

By Richard Wolfson

Published by Addison-Wesley

Published Date: Dec 31, 2010

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Richard Wolfson’s Essential University Physics, Second Edition is a concise and progressive calculus-based physics textbook that offers clear writing, great problems, and relevant real-life applications. This text is 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 focuses on the fundamentals of physics, teaches sound problem-solving skills, emphasizes conceptual understanding, and makes connections to the real world. The presentation is concise without sacrificing a solid introduction to calculus-based physics. New pedagogical elements have been introduced that incorporate proven results from physics education research. Features such as annotated figures and step-by-step problem-solving strategies help students master concepts and solve problems with confidence.


The Second Edition features dramatically revised and updated end-of-chapter problem sets, significant content updates, new Conceptual Examples, and additional Applications, all of which serve to foster student understanding and interest.


Essential University Physics is offered as two paperback volumes, available shrink-wrapped together, or for sale individually.


This package contains:

  • Essential University Physics: Volume 1, Second Edition (which includes Chapters 1-19)

This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780321853073

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Active Learning Guide
    Alan Van Heuvelen, Eugenia Etkina
  • MasteringPhysics with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card for Essential University Physics (ME component), 2nd Edition
    Richard Wolfson
  • Essential University Physics: Volume 2, 2nd Edition
    Richard Wolfson

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ISBN-10: 0-321-70669-2

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-70669-0

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