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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Nov 28, Jeddel rated it liked it Shelves: I run a spellchecker to the pdf file, but due to limited time it can only check the spelling of chapters 5, 6, collfge, 8, 9, and The weight has components along pyysics string and tangent to the arc. Note that a common student misconception is that the average velocity is an average of some velocities and taking this statement as obvious panders to that misconception.

Of more concern is that many sections could do with an overhaul to improve their conciseness and clarity. I highly recommend OpenStax’s College Physics book to all instructors of introductory physics courses.

Unfortunately, this has not yet been implemented for the new online version of the book at the time of this review. Props for that great idea! Jhohanah Ontonga marked it as to-read Jul 04, Selected Radioactive Isotopes, Appendix C: The physics problem are related to modern day applications.

The book pdf has links to PhET simulations which provide a link to external content. I especially like the brief biographical notes and references to application in fields such as chemistry and biology. Tension in the string exactly cancels the component parallel to the string. Perhaps they use it as a last resort for finding hints on solving homework problems.

There are very few typographical problems, and nothing in that realm of any consequence.

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The tone of the text is definitely accessible to students, and is an easy read. This book, unfortunately, seems to have tried very hard to modularize various topics. As to colleve being obsolete, that is not likely. This feature is especially in the examples through the discussion presentedapplication sections, problems sets conceptual questions are presented before calculationsand PhET sims. The separation of fulid mechanics into statics and dynamics with applications is uone good touch.


The detail and depth that the text goes into also varies from topic to topic.

While some subjects are not discussed in the way I would like such as separating free fall from regular motion analysis, as if it required different urome or ideasI think the book approaches each chapter in a consistent way. Students have informed me that they have referred to this text in other courses besides the course that I use it in.

This book is not intended for use with calculus-based courses. Comments It certainly contains much that is useful for our medical and biology students. But these items especially the starred ones are important enough to warrant some concern that other issues would be apparent when a closer look at this book would occur when teaching a course from it.

PowerPoint slides are provided.

College Physics

I hope that our college will move in the direction of using this hrone. During my time as a math major, I always took the opportunity to purchase the student’s solution manual for my math textbooks when they were available. The authors provide many biological and medical examples which makes it an ideal textbook for pre-med and bio-oriented students. I am planning to adopt the OpenStax College Physics textbook for our two-semester algebra-based physics yrone.

The lack of other publisher text resources is noticeable. The text is quite comprehensive to the subject of College Physics. So, I wouldn’t hold this against this book. By using human applications throughout the text, Urone encourages conceptual and analytical understanding of the material. The modern topics phtsics to be well organized and relevant for the type of student who would take College Physics. Solutions to problems are well explained and follow a coherent step-by-step approach throughout the book.


GDP numbers seem consistent with year numbers.

The book does not use names in the problems, since the problems are based on objects, such as electrons. This being a physics book makes this question rather irrelevant. I have always held the opinion that this is not a uone but more of a silent tutor that one can refer to when the set-up or execution of a homework problem wasn’t clear. I’m a fan of applications, but I collegee the topics were a bit more varied. As a STEM educator, I do have strong issues with the perpetuation of the “Scientific Method” as defined in Chapter 1 page 10 which epitomizes the cookbook approach to science which we are trying to modify in science courses.

In fact, some material is repeated in several locations uronw the text as needed. This happens very fast and once they have done this the electric field must be perpendicular to the surface of the condocutor. The length of this book could be rather daunting, but it is not because this text is highly modular. I don’t like some of the language, eg on Page “One of the rules for static electric fields and conductors is that the electric field must be perpendicular to the surface of any conductor.

I’ve found the system to be useful for myself and for students working on unassigned problems. It has far fewer topics in the index and is missing subcategories under topics such as acceleration, angular momentum and electric circuits.

Text uses it for the quantity “some time later”; in Ch.