Conceptual Physics Thirteenth Edition
Most students will use the Hewitt 13th edition
etext which is provided from our class Canvas
page; just click on Pearson from the Canvas menu,
then make a free Pearson account, and you will be
able to access the etext.
The purpose of the reading assignments
is preparation for lecture; you will understand and
enjoy the lectures much better if you have done the
assigned reading. Please be
sure to always complete the reading assignment
BEFORE attending the lecture for that particular
topic. Thanks, GBA.
For students who prefer to read from a
physical textbook, any of the options below
should be useful. Thanks again, GBA.
Probably the least expensive physical textbook is Conceptual Physics Fundamentals, by
Paul G. Hewitt (ISBN 978-0-321-50136-3 or 0-321-50136-5). This abridged, paperback
version of Hewitt's text contains all the readings for our course; and, if you can
find it, should probably always be less expensive that any unabridged version (as
listed below). You may
find used copies of this text published with an
alternative cover photo, shown here.
Here are the reading assignments from Conceptual Physics Fundamentals.
Conceptual Physics Fundamentals
ISBN 978-0-321-50136-3 or 0-321-50136-5
You may find Conceptual Physics Fundamentals
packaged with the "Practice Book".
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 Fundamentals alone will provide you
access to all required material.
Conceptual Physics Tenth Edition
If you happen to have a copy of Hewitt's Conceptual Physics
(10th or 11th Edition), either 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 second-most-recent edition of the unabridged textbook).
Conceptual Physics Twelfth Edition
The Twelfth Edition was the first to have an etext
available, but that etext is now superseded by the
13th edition etext provided on our Canvas page. Thanks, GBA.