Wiley Solutions for General Physics at Cal Poly Pomona

Your Wiley Physics Team is committed to creating innovative and effective solutions for Cal Poly, Pomona faculty and students.

After analyzing your course issues and objectives, we are presenting our proposed solution for your Introductory Physics courses that will:

  • Improve Student Preparedness and Math Skills
      Math Skills Module provides a comprehensive review of the algebra and
            calculus your students need to be successful in the course.
      Math Help Videos in WileyPLUS provide just-in-time assistance on
            distinct topics such as the derivative of a polynomial.
      Graded Reading Activities allow you to assign
            reading for credit, to ensure your students come to class prepared.

  • Improve Student Performance!
      Provide Unparalleled Student Resources tied DIRECTLY to the Halliday
            text. Interactive simulations, animations based on illustrations in each
            chapter, concept simulations, interactive LearningWare problems,
            Physics demonstration videos and links to real world applications and
            video mini-lectures are included to accommodate learning styles.
      Select from More than 6,000 problems- ALL Written by text author,
            Jearl Walker. Each problem includes one or more of these types of
            problem-solving help: Link to Text, Link to Flying Circus, Link to
            Sample Problems, meaningful Hints, worked Solutions.
      Streamlined text design and revised art program make the 9th edition
            more engaging and inviting to read.

    Please review the details and links below. We sincerely appreciate your time and consideration and welcome your feedback and questions!

Fundamentals of Physics, 9e
Halliday, Resnick & Jearl Walker

The new edition of Fundamentals of Physics continues to raise the bar in introductory physics. This edition offers the classroom-tested strengths of previous editions in a new format that will engage today's students. The content has been transformed to be more accessible and student-friendly without being watered down.

A streamlined text design and revised art program make the 9th edition more engaging and inviting to read. New art and related animations bring the subject matter to life and real world applications from The Flying Circus of Physics are integrated throughout to show students that the world around them can be examined and understood using the fundamental principles of physics.

Sample problems are chosen to demonstrate how problems can be solved with reasoned solutions rather than quick and simplistic plugging of numbers into an equation with no regard for what the equation means.

For additional details and a book walkthrough click HERE

Jearl Walker- Active Teacher & Engaging Communicator

Walker video

Key to the ninth edition's support for critical thinking and development of understanding physics concepts is Jearl Walker's modern voice. Jearl Walker is both an active teacher, who understands the challenges faced in today's classroom and a world renowned communicator of science to the general public. His Flying Circus material is integrated throughout the ninth edition to catch students' attention, engage them, and encourage them to solve the underlying real world physics phenomenon and concepts, before they begin the more quantitative portion of the content or problem.

WileyPLUS: an Integrated Learning System

WileyPLUS

WileyPLUS provides a robust and reliable online environment featuring an integrated ebook with step-by-step instruction, instant feedback, and support material to reinforce key physics concepts taught in the classroom. You can assign homework, reading, videos and monitor progress allowing you to spend more time teaching and less time grading homework.

  • More than 6,000 problems ALL Written by text author, Jearl Walker. Each problem includes one or more of these types of problem-solving help: Link to Text, Link to Videos, Link to Flying Circus, Link to Sample Problems, meaningful Hints, worked Solutions.
  • Question types vary, and include 4,100 end of chapter problems, 450 conceptual questions, 1,200 sample problems (400 with an accompanying video), 500 GO (Guided Online) Tutorial Problems, 450 Symbolic Notation Problems, 200 simulation based problems, and 2,200 test bank items
  • Ability to "hide" problem numbers, utilize question pools and assign designated "x" questions from previous editions and question banks that are not, nor ever have been in print will reduce cheating
  • Unparalleled Student Resources tied DIRECTLY to the Halliday text. Interactive simulations, animations based on illustrations in each chapter, concept simulations, interactive LearningWare problems, Physics demonstration videos and links to real world applications and video mini-lectures have been included to accommodate a variety of learning styles.

    Click HERE for an overview of the WileyPLUS course for Halliday Fundamentals of Physics

    Click HERE to explore your Halliday WileyPLUS "test drive"
    Log in with your Cal Poly email address and the password wiley123

  • Math Skills Chap 0 & Math Help Videos

    math video

    Math Skills Module, essentially a "chapter zero" in the Halliday WileyPLUS course, provides a comprehensive review of the algebra and calculus your students need to be successful in the course. Pre-built diagnostic quizzes clearly identify the areas students need to review, and practice problems can be assigned in WileyPLUS to ensure that students master the material.

    Math Help Videos provide just-in-time assistance on distinct topics such as the derivative of a polynomial. Videos are available whenever students need them.

    View one of our Math Help Videos HERE
    Preview a draft of Chapter 0 Math Module HERE

    Over 1,000 Office Hour Videos

    Halliday videos

    Over 1,000 Office Hour Videos, created by author, Jearl Walker, include video walkthroughs of every sample problem in the text, video discussions of key concepts and topics and math help videos. Videos teach students to start with the key idea before reaching for a formula & how to read a sample problem and be able to transfer what they have learned to other problems.

    View one of the sample problem videos HERE

    GO Tutorial Problems

    Go Tutorial Problems

    Over 500 End of Chapter Problems include an optional GO (Guided Online) Tutorial to help students work through key problem solving steps that will get them very close to the final answer. Each problem begins with the "key idea" to provide focus on the basic concepts. Students can jump in or out of the GO Tutorial at any time and can jump through from step to step.

    View a GO Tutorial Problem HERE

    Concept Simulations and Simulation Based Problems

    Concept Simulations

    Concept simulations containing an audio walk-through with notes and assignable conceptual questions are included for every chapter. The multi step simulation-based problems require student interaction, as they access a java applet simulation in order to answer. There are approximately 200 of these conceptual questions.

    View our Concept Simulations HERE

    NEW Illustrations and Animations

    All of the key illustrations in the text have been redesigned to provide a more inviting and informative treatment to help beginning students get a better grasp of key concepts. These figures are not overly complex and don't assume an unrealistic level of sophistication on the students' part. The figures are broken into component parts with supporting commentary so that the students can more readily see the key ideas.

    In addition, animated versions of the figures with audio commentary are now included in the multimedia version of the text which is accessed through WileyPLUS. To see a sample animation, click HERE

    The Flying Circus of Physics Content

    Material from The Flying Circus is incorporated into the chapter opener puzzlers, Sample Problems, text examples and end-of-chapter problems in Halliday to make the subject more interesting and engaging and to show students that the world around them can be examined and understood using the fundamental principles of physics. Links to The Flying Circus material are identified throughout the text with a biplane icon and are integrated into WileyPLUS.

    PIRA Demonstration Videos

    The PIRA Demonstration Video DVD contains over 80 classic physics demonstrations that will engage and instruct your students. An Instructor's Guide is avaialble and includes a brief summary of the physics concepts demonstrated and suggested questions for discussion. PRS questions are also available.

    Wiley Faculty Network

    Wiley Faculty Network offers complete peer-to-peer training & support! With over 50 faculty mentors, the Wiley Faculty Network promotes the effective use of learning technologies and innovative teaching methods to enrich one's teaching experience through faculty-to-faculty collaboration. We offer live and virtual training, live workshops, virtual guest lectures, and adjunct training sessions.

    Click HERE to visit the Wiley Faculty Network website and view upcoming events or to request a faculty mentor.

    WileyPLUS Account Manager

    Your dedicated WileyPLUS Account Manager is Renee Legatt. Renee's job is to make sure YOU have a successful WileyPLUS experience. Renee provides personal training and implementation support.

    Contact Renee at
    RLegatt@wiley.com
    or 201-748-7735

    Flexible Pricing, Flexible Delivery

    For years, our mission at Wiley Higher Education has been simple-"helping teachers teach and students learn". That means being flexible and responsive to the challenges you face year after year. Challenges such as, offering your students classroom materials in a format they like at a price they can afford. We are committed to providing outstanding value to Cal Poly, Pomona faculty and students.

    WileyPLUS: Ease of Implementation

    Wiley is committed to meeting the needs of Cal Poly Physics faculty and students. We believe that the following additional benefits of adopting Halliday with WileyPLUS will facilitiate a smooth transition:

  • Ability to have "open access" to WileyPLUS for up to 2-weeks allows students to finalize their courses before using the registration code and committing to the course
  • Unique Student Partnership program allows a Cal Poly Physics student to receive compensation for acting as a resource for other students using WileyPLUS.
  • Assignment Flexibility allows Cal Poly instructors to share assignments or utilize the QuickStart assignments and presentations created by Jearl Walker, including Read & Study and Homework activities for every section of the text.
  • Dedicated WileyPLUS Account Manager is available to provide personal training and implementation support
  • 24-hour technical support is available so that students can get the help they need when they need it