Note: OpenStax College electronic edition. Link: multiple formats at Stable link here: ? key. College Physics has 15 ratings and 1 review. In the new Second Edition of College Physics, Peter Urone succeeds in carrying out several goals: to convey.. . College Physics. (34 reviews). Multiple Authors, Openstax College. Pub Date: ISBN Publisher: OpenStax. Language: English.
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The one exception I detected is in Ch. Any topic that need more elaboration can be supplemented by the instructor. Next time I adopt this book, I would make a “sub textbook” by collating and printing only the pages I need. Start My Free Week.
I didn’t find many anachronistic things, physcis examples or concepts that would be uronr to modern students. These are supported by research, and help augment investigative skills that help bridge the text to the lab aspects of the course.
The mystery of dark matter is mentioned, but not dark energy. I could not detect any problems with consistency. The range of topics covered is quite vast and is enough for a first-year introduction.
It has uroen much everything i need and then some! I really appreciate the idea of an open source text that is so readily accessible for students. It is easy to read in a browser or in pdf download.
Only in the absence of air resistance or other forces is the object’s acceleration equal to g. To ask other readers questions about College Physicsplease sign up.
Collee sequence of material is mechanics, electromagnetics, optics, and modern physics. Usually, this material is deferred to a chapter dealing with the static equilibrium of structures, which then serves to motivate the phenomenological description of the response of materials to applied forces. We agree with this statement however since the text originates in the United States it refers to places and things in the US and not Canada.
I found the index to be more straightforward and organized in a way that pyysics would think” to find Being an OER, constant changes would bring this text to life with current events and relevance to student lives. At this point, I don’t see that it would be helpful. It fits the framework of the conversation but not accurately depicts our particular community college situation.
The images and charts seem to all be as they should be. For example it takes about 10 lines to explain the concept collefe position whereas Giancoli uses one clear and concise sentence and Knight uses a simple example to explain the concept. There is an unevenness in the text after Fluids, but that seems typical of all of the trig-based level texts. Overall, in the Chapters that I have covered in my course, I have found a bit of inconsistency as far as symbols are concerned.
This implies that a conductor is an equipotential surface in static situations.
College Physics : Paul Peter Urone :
The OpenStax textbook coverage of content for a one-year algebra-based physics course exceeds standard textbooks that I have recently used.
Better yet, is the video presentation that helps build confidence in solving the problems. The Index and glossary are find. Urone uses a four-part example and problem-solving mechanism to improve students’ skills in solving problems, as well as understanding underlying concepts. Sometimes, the approach to a particular problem may be different compared to that used in a standard physics textbook, however, the topics are clearly and consistently explained throughout the book.
The one thing that is a bit odd is some terms are defined twice with 2 different definitions.
The quality of the material is comparable to other standard textbooks. Even more of these connections would be even better.
The tone of the text is definitely accessible to students, and is an easy read. There is certainly nothing that could be considered offensive to any group of people. For example, the rms equations work for sinusoidal functions which is what the book deals with but, that limitation is not clearly stated to the student.
No one has published a text yet that doesn’t turn into a selected topics in Physics after fluids. If you download the PDF the format changes slightly, though the text is still very useful. There is no end of chapter material, so this would be a minor flaw, pgysics the questions can be assigned as a group after the chapter is completed.
By using human applications throughout the text, Urone encourages conceptual and analytical understanding of the material. This would be an easy fix for the book authors, just saving the original images in a format which is more appropriate for that image type such as bmp or gif would remove the issue entirely.
I did not find phyzics issues with the navigation but some of the layout of the images interrupted the flow of the text and was distracting. Isaac Abiola rated it liked it May 13, A textbook is usually recommended or assigned by the instructor with little input from the student; therefore, it is good to have an option phgsics is inexpensive and portable.
Obviously, some chapters must be done after others, especially the specialized chapters, but this is not an issue. I like the many examples of muscles and other biology related topics that will appeal to the many pre-meds or people just interested in the physics relations to their body. It explains many things that are best left for an instructor to discuss in class but should not require students to read. Truly, this needs to be evaluated by students in order to find out how clear they perceive it compared to other texts.