Textbook Information

Textbook Information

Textbook Information for Introductory Physics Courses Fall 2017

For our introductory calculus- and algebra-based physics courses we have adopted the OpenStax texts and the ExpertTA online homework system.  The textbook is free in electronic (PDF) format or online access; if you want a hardcopy of the text there will be a nominal printing fee.  The online homework system can be purchased per semester but you get lifetime access after your second semester payment.

Intro Mechanics, Intro Thermo/Fluids/Waves/Optics, and Intro E&M

 OpenStax University Physics, vol. 1, vol. 2, and vol. 3 along with the ExpertTA online homework system (your professor will give you a class code for registration).

Physics I w/o Calculus and Physics II w/o Calculus

 OpenStax College Physics along with the ExpertTA online homework system (your professor will give you a class code for registration).

Physics of Everyday Life (in-person sections only)

For this class we use a custom package from the publisher, however it is possible for you to purchase the items individually if you wish.

  • Choice 1:  Conceptual Physics custom pack
Author(s)       Hewitt; Hewitt & Baird; Hewitt
ISBN            9780133930108 
Publisher       Addison-Wesley / Pearson
  • Choice 2:  Individual Books — Conceptual Physics; Laboratory Manual: Activities, Experiments, Demonstrations & Tech Labs for Conceptual Physics; Practice Book for Conceptual Physics
Author(s)       Hewitt; Hewitt & Baird; Hewitt
ISBN            0321909100; 0321940059; 0321940741
Edition         12TH 
Publisher       Addison-Wesley / Pearson