Features and Benefits

About the book 

Prepare for lecture 

  • Icons throughout the book show students where videos can be accessed. They can watch Paul Hewitt’s video demonstrations and Hewitt-Drew-It screencasts to prepare for lecture and gain a better conceptual understanding of physics. 

  • The Instructor Resources provide the most comprehensive resource available of purpose-built in-class teaching aids, including high-resolution JPEGs of all figure and photos from the book, all of the Interactive Figures and Video Demonstrations, PowerPoint® Lecture Outlines and Clicker Questions written by the author, plus electronic versions of the Next-Time Questions, Instructor Manual, and Test Bank. 

  • Conceptual Ranking end of chapter exercises help students master important concepts. 

  • Multiple-choice Practice Exams at the end of each part enable the student to assess their grasp of the material they just learned. 

Make physics relevant and delightful 

  • UPDATED - Chapter Openers feature updated photos to reflect the diversity found in the sciences today and include new photos and descriptions of professors and those in industry. 

  • Current applications and topics include digital technology, environment, and energy. These topics are at the forefront of everyone’s consciousness these days and an intelligent awareness of their scientific foundations will give rise to better decision making in the political arena and keep students aware of current events. 

  • An extensive full-color figure and photo program includes the author’s hallmark cartoons, which are both approachable and informative. 

  • Fun and easy-to-perform projects involve students in the scientific process of exploration and observation. 

  • Insight boxes provide short snippets of information about how topics in the text relate to real-life situations, experiments, and other parts of the book.

Build a strong conceptual understanding of physics 

  • End-of-Chapter sections align to Bloom’s Taxonomy with all end-of-chapter material falling into Bloom’s taxonomy categories. 

  • All sections are numbered to allow for more instructor flexibility in assigning class material. 

  • Check Yourself and Check Your Answer boxes embedded within the text help students gauge their level of understanding of the material just covered. 

  • Practicing Physics boxes allow students to work through a problem or experiment based on the material covered in each chapter. 

  • A wide variety of problems are provided at the end of each chapter. 

  • Conceptual Ranking end of chapter exercises help students master important concepts. 

  • Multiple-choice Practice Exams at the end of each part enable the student to assess their grasp of the material they just learned.

Reach every student with Mastering 

Teach your course your way 

  • EXPANDED - Instructor Resource Area guides instructors on how and when to use the different assets available as supplements and in Mastering. These resources include over 450 videos specific to the text, test bank questions, end-of-chapter problems, and tutorials that are located in the Mastering Item Library and the Study Area. a cross between these and an instructor manual, offering suggestions on Labs to use, items to use from the Practice Booklet/Manual, and videos to show, while also listing the supplements available.

  • With Learning Catalytics™, you’ll hear from every student when it matters most. You pose a variety of questions that help students recall ideas, apply concepts, and develop critical-thinking skills, and students respond using their own smartphones, tablets, or laptops.

Deliver trusted content 

  • UPDATED - Pearson eText is an easy-to-use digital textbook available within Mastering. It lets students read, highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary* all in one place, even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media* engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily customize the table of contents and share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class — motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning.

    • NEW - Analytics Dashboard. Use the dashboard to gain insight into how students are working in their eText to plan more effective instruction in and out of class. 

    • Scheduled Reading. Assign a chapter or specific section to hold students accountable for their reading and help them prep for lecture, homework, and quizzes. Scheduled Readings populate to each student’s assignment page, and you can now link readings directly to a Mastering assignment.

  • NEW – Selected Enhanced End-of-Chapter questions are now randomized and coded with wrong-answer specific feedback. Significantly revised end-of-chapter problems expand the focus on math skills that students need to solve problems. 

  • Unparalleled assignable tutorials and coaching activities include Ranking, Sorting, and Labeling Tutorials and Activities and cover content relevant to all Hewitt titles and motivate students to learn outside of class and arrive prepared for lecture. Tutorials allow students to learn from their mistakes, Hallmark Hints and Feedback offer instruction similar to what students experience in an office-hours visit, without being given the answer.

Empower learners 

  • EXPANDED - Study Tools in the Mastering Physics Study Area provide students with Animations, Video Activities, Interactive Figure Activities, word study tools, short chapter quizzes and more — all in one easy to navigate place to help students master tough topics with answer-specific feedback and the support they need to succeed.

  • Self-Guided Tutorial Activities feature extensive, multi-lesson animations that students can work through at their own pace. Students then use what they have learned to answer multiple-choice questions based on the animations. 

  • 100 Hewitt-Drew-It screencasts, authored and narrated by Paul Hewitt, explain physics concepts through animation and narration. The exciting new Screencasts, accessed through QR codes in the textbook, will enable students to engage with the physics concepts more actively outside of class. 

  • Video Activities ask students to answer multiple-choice questions based on the content of Paul Hewitt’s popular classroom demonstrations. 

  • Interactive Figure Activities help students master important topics by interacting with key figures, bringing principles to life. Hints and specific wrong-answer feedback help guide students toward understanding the scientific principles. 

Empower learners 

  • EXPANDED - Study Tools in the Mastering Physics Study Area provide students with Animations, Video Activities, Interactive Figure Activities, word study tools, short chapter quizzes and more — all in one easy to navigate place to help students master tough topics with answer-specific feedback and the support they need to succeed.