This book is the product of more than half a century of innovations in the teaching of physics. When he appeared he was regarded as a revolutionary among calculus-based textbooks for his emphasis on the fundamental principles of physics and how to apply them.
The success of “university physics” between generations of students and educators around the world is testimony to the merits of this approach. In preparation for this eleventh edition we have improved and expanded “University Physics” with the purpose of emphasizing two key objectives: to help the student acquire a conceptual understanding and to facilitate the acquisition of solid problem-solving skills.
Problem-solving techniques have been broadened and enhanced using an innovative four-step approach that helps bridge the gap between solved examples and problem-solving tasks. Pedagogy has been enhanced with more visual chapter summaries and conceptual questions, as well as “Care” paragraphs that help to avoid common mistakes.