Our textbook is Conceptual Physics Fundamentals, by
Paul G. Hewitt (ISBN 978-0-321-50136-3 or 0-321-50136-5). This custom, paperback version of
Hewitt's text, will
save you $50 or more over the unabridged version (an
alternative textbook is listed below). You may
find used copies of our text published with an
alternative cover photo, shown here.
Conceptual Physics Fundamentals
ISBN 978-0-321-50136-3 or 0-321-50136-5
If you purchase a new copy of our text at a local
bookstore, a supplement to the text has been
enclosed by the publisher (Pearson Addison Wesley)
at no extra cost to you.
The Practice Book contains the answers
to all of the odd-numbered exercises and problems in the text,
as well as a set of workbook style activities (with
solutions) which are coordinated with our textbook.
You may find that the Practice Book is quite
useful when studying for our tests, but none of
the workbook activities within the Practice Book
will be assigned for credit; therefore, the Practice Book
is supplemental material, and is NOT required.
Conceptual Physics Tenth Edition
The local bookstores also have a few copies of the used
textbook, packaged without the practice book; the practice
book is completely optional, so the used textbook alone
will provide you access to all required material.
If you happen to have a copy of Hewitt's Conceptual Physics
(10th or 11th Edition), that will serve suitably as an alternative
textbook. Here are links to the reading assignments from the
10th edition and from
the 11th edition;
these alternative reading assignments are by topic (but not
Conceptual Physics Eleventh Edition
Finally, here are the reading assignments from the
twelfth edition (i.e. the present edition of the larger textbook).
Conceptual Physics Twelfth Edition
For those students who like to read screens, the Twelfth Edition also has an etext
available, which you should be able to buy from Pearson or from Amazon.