Richard Wolfson's Essential University Physics is a concise and progressive calculus-based physics textbook that offers clear writing, great problems, and interesting real-life applications. At nearly half the length and half the price of other physics texts on the market, Essential University Physics is a compelling alternative for professors who want to focus on the fundamentals. Based on Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Wolfson and Pasachoff, Essential University Physics retains many of the lauded features of the original text, while introducing new pedagogical elements derived from physics education research. The text focuses on the fundamentals of physics, teaches sound problem-solving skills, emphasizes conceptual understanding, and makes connections to the real world. Features such as annotated figures and step-by-step problem-solving strategies help provide a clear learning path for students. The crisp two-color design is clear and engaging. The streamlined art uses careful color and shade choices to distinguish physical quantities consistently. The art also incorporates the author's voice annotations, pencil-style sketches, and visual chapter summaries. A self-evident hierarchy of screens organizes the pedagogical features, which allows the student to navigate easily through the material. Essential University Physics is offered as two paperback volumes, available shrink-wrapped together and for sale individually.