Project Description

Physics, 1st Australian & New Zealand Edition

Cutnell, Jones, Collins, Daicopoulos, Blankleider

Print ISBN : 9780730382881   |  Digital ISBN : 9780730382911 

The ideal physics resource for students without a calculus background, Cutnell’s Physics, 1st Australian and New Zealand Edition, has been reimagined for the first time for ANZ students. This new edition focuses on conceptual understanding, problem solving and providing local applications with relevance to ANZ students.

This resource supports students of all abilities to challenge themselves and test their skills with end of chapter problems rated by level of complexity from simple to higher order thinking. The new clear and concise design also allows for greater readability and student focus.

Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code included, this title enables students to master concepts and succeed in assessment; it is designed to make the most out of learning.


Visible differentiation

End of chapter problems are rated by difficulty, so students of all abilities can challenge themselves and improve their skills.

Local ANZ content 

Each chapter is introduced with an exciting Australian or New Zealand example to give local context and engage students.

Clear and concise

A new space-saving and clear page design that is easier to read and a heavily reduced page count makes for a lighter overall resource.

The latest edition of Physics, includes these key features:

    • The spelling throughout the resource has been Australianised 
    • New chapter introductions bring a local context to the material, so students see the relevance to their study and that physics advances and applications occur in Australia and New Zealand
    • ANZ feature boxes highlight interesting local case studies designed to engage students by showing how physics is being advanced and applied in Australia and New Zealand and how physics advances are – not just in the US
    • Reduced page extent 
    • Selected odd numbered questions have been removed from the print textbook and moved into the E-Text to reduce page extent
    • The page layout has been refreshed into a cleaner, and less cluttered single column design to improve readability and allow for greater focus
    •  A local edition means Wiley Australia can offer ANZ students and academics even greater value with affordable, local pricing

Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction and Mathematical Concepts Chapter 17. The Principle of Linear Superposition and Interference Phenomena
Chapter 2. Kinematics in One Dimension Chapter 18. Electric Forces and Electric Fields
Chapter 3. Kinematics in Two Dimensions Chapter 19. Electric Potential Energy and the Electric Potential
Chapter 4. Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion Chapter 20. Electric Circuits
Chapter 5. Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion Chapter 21. Magnetic Forces and Magnetic Fields
Chapter 6. Work and Energy Chapter 22. Electromagnetic Induction
Chapter 7. Impulse and Momentum Chapter 23. Alternating Current Circuits
Chapter 8. Rotational Kinematics Chapter 24. Electromagnetic Waves
Chapter 9. Rotational Dynamics Chapter 25. The Reflection of Light: Mirrors
Chapter 10. Simple Harmonic Motion and Elasticity Chapter 26. The Refraction of Light: Lenses and Optical Instruments
Chapter 11. Fluids Chapter 27. Interference and the Wave Nature of Light
Chapter 12. Temperature and Heat Chapter 28. Special Relativity
Chapter 13. The Transfer of Heat Chapter 29. Particles and Waves
Chapter 14.The Ideal Gas Law and Kinetic Theory Chaper 30. The Nature of the Atom
Chapter 15. Thermodynamics Chapter 31. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
Chapter 16. Waves and Sound Chapter 32. Ionising Radiation, Nuclear Energy, and Elementary Particles

John D. Cutnell

Heath Jones (Newcastle)

Matthew Collins (CSU)

John Daicopoulos (JCU)

Boris Blankleider (Flinders)


Textbook + Interactive E-Text

Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code, this title enables every introductory student to master concepts and succeed in assessment by taking the roadblocks out of self-study, with features that are designed to help you get the most out of what you’re learning.



VitalSource E-Text

Wiley E-Text: Powered by VitalSource are a flexible learning resource, giving students the freedom to search, highlight and take notes. Many of the titles include instructive media, from practitioner videos, animated demonstrations, stepped tutorials and concept check questions, that allow students to practice and apply what they’ve learned. Lecturers can assign and pin readings and concept check questions to enhance the learning outcomes for their students.