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Textbook Information for Introductory Physics Courses
Fall 2014

We realize that the cost of textbooks is continually increasing. In light of this fact we offer three options for you to get the required reading and access to the online homework system. In general, your options are (in decreasing order of cost): buy the full hardcover text with access card registration code; buy the looseleaf text with access card registration code; buy just the access card with, or without, an online ebook.

Important: if you go with any of the Choice 3 options below, you will still be required to have a text to read. Classes are designed to not simply cover all section topics in lecture—if you do not read your text before coming to class, you will quickly find yourself lost and behind and not getting all the material. The text you buy may be an older edition of the required text, or really any other introductory physics text published in the past five years. It will be up to you to "translate" chapter/section numbers from those in the recommended text to the those in the text you purchase.

If you do purchase some other text be sure to get the right type. In general a "University" text means it uses calculus and a "College" text means it is algebra-based. Some standard authors for calculus based courses are Halliday, Resnick, & Walker; Young & Freedman; Tipler & Mosca; Serway & Jewett. Some standard authors for algebra-based courses are Cutnell & Johnson; Serway & Faughn; Giordano; Knight, Jones, & Field; Urone.

Now, scroll down to the title of your specific course to find the specific options available to you:

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

Choice 1:
University Physics with Modern Physics 13e with Mastering Physics (Hardcover)

Author(s)       Young & Freedman
ISBN            9780321675460 
Edition         13TH 
Publisher       Addison-Wesley / Pearson
Cover Type      Hardcover

Choice 2:
University Physics with Modern Physics 13e with Mastering Physics (Loose Leaf)

Author(s)       Young & Freedman
ISBN            9780321775337 
Edition         13TH 
Publisher       Addison-Wesley / Pearson
Cover Type      Looseleaf papers (you will need a notebook)

Choice 3:
Stand-alone Mastering Physics Access (for University Physics with Modern Physics 13e by Young & Freedman) with or without the online ebook access

Buy from campus bookstore or directly from masteringphysics.com (good for the life of the edition or as many semesters as needed to complete introductory sequence).

ISBN            9780321741257  (with ebook)
ISBN            9780321898043  (without ebook—see below!)

Note that the version without the ebook is only available from the publisher. If you buy it online from the publisher at the above link, you will be asked to choose the textbook being used (Young & Freedman, 13e) and then you have the choice of buying the ebook access or not. Whether or not you buy the ebook access, you must link it to the right text in order to see and work the homework problems!

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

Choice 1:
Physics 4e with Mastering Physics (Hardcover)

Author(s)       Walker
ISBN            9780321541635 
Edition         4TH 
Publisher       Addison-Wesley / Pearson
Cover Type      Hardcover

Choice 2:
Physics 4e with Mastering Physics (Loose Leaf)

Author(s)       Walker
ISBN            9780321660121 
Edition         4TH 
Publisher       Addison-Wesley / Pearson
Cover Type      Looseleaf papers (you will need a notebook)

Choice 3:
Stand-alone Mastering Physics Access (for Physics 4e by Walker) with or without the online ebook access

Buy from campus bookstore or directly from masteringphysics.com (good for the life of the edition or as many semesters as needed to complete introductory sequence).

ISBN            9780321641328  (with ebook)
ISBN            0321696271     (without ebook—see below!)

Note that the version without the ebook is only available from the publisher. If you buy it online from the publisher at the above link, you will be asked to choose the textbook being used (Walker, 4e) and then you have the choice of buying the ebook access or not. Whether or not you buy the ebook access, you must link it to the right text in order to see and work the homework problems!

Physics of Everyday Life

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