Second Edition   ©2018

College Physics

Roger Freedman (University of California, Santa Barbara) , Todd Ruskell (Colorado School of Mines) , Philip R. Kesten (Santa Clara University) , David L. Tauck (Santa Clara University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-9639-7; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-9639-3; Format: Cloth Text, 1360 pages

Education-Research-Based Prelecture Videos (derived from smartPhysics) for Preparing Students Before Class

Bridge Questions connect the Prelecture activity to the classroom experience, providing instructors with valuable insight into student understanding.

Sapling Homework with Robust Feedback, Hints, and Solutions with Every Problem

Set Up - Solve - Reflect Problem Solving Strategy for Worked Examples

Extensive Biological Applications

Outcome-Based Learning Objectives

Got the Concept? Problems Built into the Flow of Text for Checking Conceptual Understanding

Watch Out! boxes draw attention to common student misconceptions and corrects them immediately and help promote a deeper understanding of Physics.

Every chapter section ends with a Take home message is tied to outcome based learning objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter and summarizes the main physics principles a student should have learned.

Media Features housed in SaplingPlus

  • Prelectures Videos/Embedded Checkpoints/Bridge Questions
    Developed based on research and principles that defined smartPhysics. These Animated, narrated Prelecture videos introduce and overview core physics topics, laying the groundwork for conceptual understanding before students ever set foot in class. Each Prelecture activity is about 15 minutes long, and contains embedded questions that help students check their understanding along the way. Followed up by Bridge Questions which bridge student learning to in class engagement by giving students a means of communicating what they know and don’t know and instructors access to valuable insight to tailor class time.
  • Interactive eBook
    New! For the first time, the ebook is also available through an app which allows students to read offline, have the book read aloud to them, in addition to the highlighting, note taking and keyword search that you have come to expect."
  • Balloon Art Concept Checks
    Designed to guide students through the process of identifying important Physics concepts in key figures and equations. Mirroring the visual narrative in the form of word balloons, these interactive questions reinforce key ideas from the text by highlighting important physics principles in each chapter.
  • PhET Simulations
    New HTML5 PhET Simulations from the University of Colorado at Boulder’s renowned research-based Physics simulations help students gain a visual understanding of concepts and illustrate cause-and-effect relationships. Tutorial questions further encourage this quantitative exploration, while addressing specific problem-solving needs.
  • P’Casts
    250 total whiteboard mobile ready videos. Carefully selected by Physics students and instructors throughout North America to help simulate the experience of watching an instructor walk through the steps and explanation of Physics concepts while solving a problem.
  • Pocket Worked Examples
    All worked examples from College Physics are available as a downloadable item for mobile devices