Conceptual Physics

Actively engage students in learning and loving physics
Paul Hewitt’s best-selling Conceptual Physics defined the liberal arts physics course over 30 years ago and continues as the benchmark. Hewitt’s text is guided by the principle of "concepts before calculations" and is famous for engaging students with real-world analogies and imagery to build a strong conceptual understanding of physical principles, ranging from classical mechanics to modern physics. In Conceptual Physics, Paul Hewitt integrates a compelling text and the most advanced media to make physics interesting, interactive, understandable, and relevant.

The 13th Edition continues to make physics delightful for students with informative and fun Hewitt-Drew-It screencasts, updated content and applications, and new engaging activities in Mastering Physics and the Pearson eText. Expanded instructor resources provide a wealth of resources while guiding instructors on how and when to use them, and expanded student study tools provide engaging practice and support to help students succeed in the course.

Mastering® Physics with Pearson eText empowers you to personalize learning and reach every student. This flexible digital platform combines trusted content with customizable features so you can teach your course your way. And with digital tools and assessments, students become active participants in their learning, leading to better results. Learn more about Mastering Physics.


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