College Physics Explore and Apply 2nd Edition: Mastering Physics

College Physics Textbook

Personalize learning with Mastering Physics

Mastering® Physics is the leading online homework, tutorial, and engagement platform, designed to improve results by engaging students with powerful content. Instructors can assign interactive media before class to engage students and ensure they arrive ready to learn. Students also master concepts through book-specific Mastering Physics assignments, which provide hints and answer-specific feedback that build problem-solving skills. With Learning Catalytics™ instructors can expand on key concepts and encourage student engagement during lecture through questions answered individually or in pairs and groups. Mastering Physics now provides students with the new Physics Primer for remediation of math skills needed in the college physics course. Learn more about Mastering Physics.

  • NEW! Ready-to-Go Teaching Modules created for and by instructors model effective teaching strategies. The modules incorporate the best that the text, Mastering Physics, and Learning Catalytics have to offer and guide instructors through using these resources in the most effective way. The modules can be accessed through the Instructor Resources area of Mastering Physics and offer corresponding, customizable pre-built assignments.

Build a basic understanding of physics principles and math skills before lecture

  • Physics Primer relies on videos, hints, and feedback to refresh students’ math skills in the context of physics and prepares them for success in the course. These tutorials can be assigned  before the course begins as well as throughout the course as just-in-time remediation. They ensure students practice and maintain their math skills, while tying together mathematical operations and physics analysis.

Show connections between physics and the real world as students learn to apply physics concepts via enhanced media

  • Digitally Enhanced Observational Experiment Tables and Testing Experiment Tables now include embedded videos in the Pearson eText for an interactive experience. Accompanying questions are  available in Mastering to build skills essential to success in physics.
  • Direct Measurement Videos are short videos that show real situations of physical phenomena. Grids, rulers, and frame counters appear as overlays, helping students to make precise measurements of quantities such as position and time. Students then apply these quantities along with physics concepts to solve problems and answer questions about the motion of the objects in the video. The problems are assignable in Mastering and can be used to replace or supplement traditional word problems, or as open-ended questions to help develop problem-solving skills.