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College Physics, Resources from OpenStax


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College Physics, Resources from OpenStax
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Welcome to College Physics, an OpenStax College resource created with several goals in mind: accessibility, affordability, customization, and student engagement—all while encouraging learners toward high levels of learning. Instructors and students alike will find that this textbook offers a strong foundation in introductory physics, with algebra as a prerequisite. It is available for free online and in low-cost print and e-book editions. To broaden access and encourage community curation, College Physics is “open source” licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. Everyone is invited to submit examples, emerging research, and other feedback to enhance and strengthen the material and keep it current and relevant for today’s students. You can make suggestions by contacting us at You can find the status of the project, as well as alternate versions, corrections, etc., on the StaxDash at ( . To the Student This book is written for you. It is based on the teaching and research experience of numerous physicists and influenced by a strong recollection of their own struggles as students. After reading this book, we hope you see that physics is visible everywhere. Applications range from driving a car to launching a rocket, from a skater whirling on ice to a neutron star spinning in space, and from taking your temperature to taking a chest X-ray. To the Instructor This text is intended for one-year introductory courses requiring algebra and some trigonometry, but no calculus. OpenStax College provides the essential supplemental resources at ; however, we have pared down the number of supplements to keep costs low. College Physics can be easily customized for your course using Connexions ( Simply select the content most relevant to your curriculum and create a textbook that speaks directly to the needs of your class. General Approach College Physics is organized such that topics are introduced conceptually with a steady progression to precise definitions and analytical applications. The analytical aspect (problem solving) is tied back to the conceptual before moving on to another topic. Each introductory chapter, for example, opens with an engaging photograph relevant to the subject of the chapter and interesting applications that are easy for most students to visualize.

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College Physics Details Publish Date June 2012 ISBN 10 1938168003 ISBN 13 978 1 938168 00 0 License College Physics by OpenStax College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License For Faculty Development standards Request a comp copy (faculty verification required) Authors, contributors, and reviewers Create my own version Learning Resources Expert TA Expert TA is committed to building a dynamic online homework grading software for Int roductory physics classes with a comprehensive library of original content to supplement a range of texts. Expert TA provides an integrated suite that combines online homework and tutorial modes to enhance student learning outcomes and meet physics instruc assessment needs. Expert TA is used by universities, community colleges, and high schools. Sapling Learning Sapling Learning is a leading independent on line homework that has been used by hundr eds of thousands of students. Sapling learning is a powerful tool for physics and provides content for algebra and calculus based introductory physics courses. In addition to numeric and equation based questions, conceptual understanding is measured using sorting, labeling, ranking, multiple choice, and multiple select answer types. WebAssign WebAssign is an independent online homework and assessment system that has been available commercially since 1998. WebAssign has recently begun to support the physics community by creating a high quality online homework solution


for selected open source textbooks, available at an affordable price to students. Student Solution M anual The Student Solution Manual is a free download for students. The SSM will have full stepped out solutions for:every third conceptual question and every sixth Problem. Answers to all odd Problems will be displayed in the online version of the SE when link under an odd problem. Free! Vertias Tutors and How to Succeed In Physics Guide Veritas Tutors is a premiere provider of educational products and services Veritas Tuto rs is also pleased to provide a free and open study guide "How to Succeed in Physics" to teach you essential concepts, provide essential math review, and demonstrate problem solving techniques to help you master physics. Download Now! Instructor Solution Manual (faculty only) The instructor solution manual contains the detailed solutions to all the end of chapter problems in College Physics. This is a restricted item requiring faculty registration. Powerpoint Slides (faculty only) The PowerPoint slides are based on the extensive illustrations from College Physics. They can be edited, incorporated into lecture notes, and you are free to share with anyone i n the community. This is a restricted item requiring faculty registration. NOTE: This file is very large and may take some time to download.