"University Physics, 1E" by Bauer and Westfall is a comprehensive text with enhanced calculus coverage incorporating a consistently used 7-step problem solving method. The authors include a wide variety of everyday contemporary topics as well as research-based discussions. Both are designed to help students appreciate the beauty of physics and how physics concepts are related to the development of new technologies in the fields of engineering, medicine, astronomy and more.
Wolfgang Bauer was born in Germany and obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from the University of Giessen in 1987. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 1988. Gary D. Westfall started his career at the Center for Nuclear Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he completed his Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics in 1975. From there he went to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, California, to conduct his post-doctoral work in high-energy nuclear physics and then stayed on as a staff scientist.