Principles & Practice of Physics, 2nd edition

  • Eric Mazur

Your access includes:

  • Search, highlight, and take notes
  • Easily create flashcards
  • Use the app for access anywhere
  • 14-day refund guarantee

$10.99per month

4-month term, pay monthly or pay $43.96

Learn more, spend less

  • Listen on the go

    Learn how you like with full eTextbook audio

  • Special partners and offers

    Enjoy perks from special partners and offers for students

  • Find it fast

    Quickly navigate your eTextbook with search

  • Stay organized

    Access all your eTextbooks in one place

  • Easily continue access

    Keep learning with auto-renew


Author Eric Mazur's Principles and Practice of Physics combines unique pedagogy and peer-to-peer instruction techniques that align with physics education research (PER). This approach helps you develop a true conceptual understanding of physics with the needed quantitative skills. The 1st half of a chapter teaches ideas using words and images, and the 2nd half casts ideas into quantitative and symbolic form.

The 2nd Edition integrates features from the Practice volume into the Principles volume. New prelecture material better prepares you to come to class ready to participate

Published by Pearson (July 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780136874096

Subject: Physics

Category: Calculus-Based Physics


Full Version, All Chapters: 1-34

Principles & Practice of Physics is also available in the following versions:

  • Volume 1: Chs 1-21
  • Volume 2: Chs 22-34
  1. Foundations
  2. Motion in One Dimension
  3. Acceleration
  4. Momentum
  5. Energy
  6. Principle of Relativity
  7. Interactions
  8. Force
  9. Work
  10. Motion in a Plane
  11. Motion in a Circle
  12. Torque
  13. Gravity
  14. Special Relativity
  15. Periodic Motion
  16. Waves in One Dimension
  17. Waves in Two and Three Dimensions
  18. Fluids
  19. Entropy
  20. Energy Transferred Thermally
  21. Degradation of Energy
  22. Electric Interactions
  23. The Electric Field
  24. Gauss’s Law
  25. Work and Energy in Electrostatics
  26. Charge Separation and Storage
  27. Magnetic Interactions
  28. Magnetic Fields of Charged Particles in Motion
  29. Changing Magnetic Fields
  30. Changing Electric Fields
  31. Electric Circuits
  32. Electronics
  33. Optics
  34. Wave and Particle Optics

Your questions answered

Pearson+ is your one-stop shop, with eTextbooks and study videos designed to help students get better grades in college.

A Pearson eTextbook is an easy‑to‑use digital version of the book. You'll get upgraded study tools, including enhanced search, highlights and notes, flashcards and audio. Plus learn on the go with the Pearson+ app.

Your eTextbook subscription gives you access for 4 months. You can make a one‑time payment for the initial 4‑month term or pay monthly. If you opt for monthly payments, we will charge your payment method each month until your 4‑month term ends. You can turn on auto‑renew in My account at any time to continue your subscription before your 4‑month term ends.

When you purchase an eTextbook subscription, it will last 4 months. You can renew your subscription by selecting Extend subscription on the Manage subscription page in My account before your initial term ends.

If you extend your subscription, we'll automatically charge you every month. If you made a one‑time payment for your initial 4‑month term, you'll now pay monthly. To make sure your learning is uninterrupted, please check your card details.

To avoid the next payment charge, select Cancel subscription on the Manage subscription page in My account before the renewal date. You can subscribe again in the future by purchasing another eTextbook subscription.

Channels is a video platform with thousands of explanations, solutions and practice problems to help you do homework and prep for exams. Videos are personalized to your course, and tutors walk you through solutions. Plus, interactive AI‑powered summaries and a social community help you better understand lessons from class.

Channels is an additional tool to help you with your studies. This means you can use Channels even if your course uses a non‑Pearson textbook.

When you choose a Channels subscription, you're signing up for a 1‑month, 3‑month or 12‑month term and you make an upfront payment for your subscription. By default, these subscriptions auto‑renew at the frequency you select during checkout.

When you purchase a Channels subscription it will last 1 month, 3 months or 12 months, depending on the plan you chose. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of your term unless you cancel it.

We use your credit card to renew your subscription automatically. To make sure your learning is uninterrupted, please check your card details.