This new edition of College Physics Essentials provides a streamlined update of a major textbook for algebra-based physics. This is the first volume and covers topics such as mechanics, heat, and thermodynamics. The second volume available separately, covers electricity, atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics. The authors provide emphasis on worked examples together with expanded problem sets that build from conceptual understanding to numerical solutions and real-world applications to increase reader engagement. Including over 900 images throughout the two volumes, this textbook is highly recommended for students seeking a basic understanding of key physics concepts and how to apply them to real problems.