Summary: This CD-ROM package applies the power of multimedia to the introductory physics course, offering full-motion animation and video, engaging interactive graphics, clear and concise text, and guiding narration. CORE CONCEPTS IN PHYSICS CD-ROM focuses on those concepts students usually find most difficult in the course, drawing from topics in mechanics, thermodynamics, electric fields, magnetic fields, and optics. The animations and graphics are presented to aid the stud ...show moreent in developing accurate conceptual models of difficult topics-topics often too complex to be explained in words or chalkboard illustrations. The CD-ROM also presents step-by-step explorations of problem-solving strategies and provides animations of problems in order to promote conceptual understanding and sharpen problem-solving skills. Topics in the textbook that are further explored on the CD-ROM are identified by marginal icons that give the appropriate module and screen number(s).