Self Guided Tour:  Stewart, Physics for the AP® Physics 1 Course

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BFW Self-Guided Course Tours are designed with your schedule in mind - they're on-demand, self-paced, and provide you with everything you need to know to get started using BFW materials successfully in your classroom.

Each course contains short videos that review the AP Exam (where applicable), the student edition, and teacher resources. The videos are brief, so they're easy to watch in-between classes, during prep, or whenever you need a refresher on your textbook program.



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College Physics for the AP Physics 1 Course is the first textbook to integrate AP skill-building and exam prep into a comprehensive college-level textbook, providing students and teachers with the resources they need to be successful in AP Physics 1. Throughout the textbook, you’ll find AP Exam Tips, AP practice problems, and complete AP Practice Exams, with each section of the textbook offering a unique skill-building approach. Strong media offerings include online homework with built-in tutorials to provide just-in-time feedback. College Physics provides students with the support they need to be successful on the AP exam and in the college classroom.




Designed to Teach

  • Real-world Case Studies at key content areas throughout the textbook invite students into the world of physics by asking them a question and showing them how using physics answers it.
  • Scaffolded Art and equations provide a visual narrative in the form of word bubbles that clearly break down important physics topics.
  • Worked Examples encourage strategic thinking by mirroring the approach that scientists take to solve problems by developing reasoning and analysis skills with their Set Up, Solve, and Reflect problem-solving strategy.
  • Now Work notes at the end of each Worked Example connect students to related problems in The Takeaway, the end-of-section review.

Powerful AP Practice & Concept Review

  • AP Exam Tips, written by a former Chief Reader, offer hints and tips on how to succeed on the AP Physics 1 Exam.
  • AP Skill Building problems appear in each Takeaway
  • AP Extending Skills question appears in the end-of-chapter content, providing students with an opportunity to extend the AP skills they’ve been developing throughout the chapter to a real-world situation (designed to be done as group work or as an individual challenge problem)
  • AP Practice Problems at the end of each chapter allow students to practice solving the types of problems that they’ll see on the AP Physics 1 exam.
  • Two full-length AP Physics 1 Practice Exams found at the end of Chapters 9 and 15.

The Takeaway ends each section by outlining the important concepts students need to “take away” to ensure they understand the content. It is then followed by a set of end-of-practice problems presented in three tiers.

  • The Takeaway Practice problems (tier one) test student’s knowledge of The Takeaway’s summary points by putting the Takeaway concepts into practice. Easy cross-references direct students back to the corresponding worked example if they need a little extra support when solving problems.
  • AP Skill Building problems (tier two) include bolded verbs that correspond to terms and skills that students will need to demonstrate to be successful on the AP exam.
  • AP Skills in Action (tier three) problems ask students to put the skills they’ve been building into practice.

Chapter Review Questions test students on the concepts they’ve been learning throughout the chapter

The Visual Chapter Summary highlights key concepts and connects them to relevant equations or figures from the chapter. This is a great study tool.

Study with less Friction

  • You Will Learn To boxes at the start of each chapter highlight chapter learning goals that provide students with the scope of study. The same goals align with What Did You Learn? boxes that sit after the last section and tie each learning goal to the relevant chapter section, worked example, and end-of-section practice problem.
  • Equation in Words boxes translates complex equation topics into everyday language that all students can understand.
  • Need to Review? boxes provide on-the-spot notes that tell students where to find concepts to review or to study.
  • Watch Out! boxes draw students’ attention to important ideas that they need to remember as they read through the chapters.

Additional Support

The Glossary/Glosario gives students a handy guide to look up definitions of bolded terms from throughout the textbook. The side-by-side glosario is available for students who would benefit from Spanish-language support for their reading.

A Math Tutorial supports students who might need additional math review and support.

Answers to Odd Problems provide students with the opportunity to check their answers as they work through the practice problems.