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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As this is a physics text book, the text is culturally unbiased. I personally like printed copies of physics texts because I can focus on the text and not get distracted by the side navigation bar.
On a first reading, the text appears accurate but I would need to teach from it for a semester before a full review of accuracy would be done. Comments I really appreciate the idea of an open source text that is so readily accessible for students. The font is sans serif and very small. The online physicd system WebAssign is available for this OpenStax text.
When reading a paragraph, the eye often finds itself at the beginning of the line just read or completely lost.
In fact, an attractive feature of College Physics is that it contains significantly more material spelling out the implications for the life and allied health sciences, integrated seamlessly into the body of the text. I think their point might have been that the pictures do not have to be great pictures, but one could make a nice picture and then another simpler one a few times to make that point too.
Sometimes, even when it is clear that an especial effort has been made with the composition of some section, the writing distracts from the point that is being made.
But these items especially the starred ones are important enough to warrant some concern that dollege issues would physic apparent when a closer look at this book would occur when teaching a course from it. In general, some images have a feeling of being placed a bit haphazardly, maybe rounding the corners or putting a frame around them would have made them look more in-place.
The length of this book could be rather daunting, but it is not because this text is highly modular. I think this will work well for the more engaged students but may be difficult for the weaker students. Most figures are given excellent descriptions and notations. Aside from it’s preference towards American audiences, the text appears to be culturally non-biased. I see no good reason for this discrepancy. The text would benefit from being more concise.
I highly recommend OpenStax’s Physids Physics book to all instructors of introductory physics courses. Ananor rated it it was amazing Jun 20, The book is broken down into sections, but it is still not very clear where one section ends and another starts. The book is well written, and viable for a course. There is a discrepancy of 10 pages.
Only in the absence of air resistance or other forces is the object’s acceleration equal to g. It explains coollege relevant physics concepts in a clear and consistent manner. This book covers all areas and ideas of the subject but is not catered to the diversity that make up community college students. Each chapter is sectioned, labeled and indexed well.
College Physics by Paul Peter Urone
To conclude on a positive note, the PhET sims occur before the content co,lege presented, which is an excellent strategy to increase student learning, and the misconception alerts and take-home investigations are also well appreciated as pedagogically sound strategies.
Breaking up those large text chunks may make them more appealing to students. Kevin Kleevenz added it Nov 05, As more is learned colllege physics, some, but not much, can be added at this level. I found no errors of accuracy. Of course, while we physics teachers may forget to state the obvious, the algebra-based first year course I refer to in the opening is often a two-semester sequence i.
What a great way to motivate the importance of physics. There is no end of chapter material, so this would be a minor flaw, however the questions can be assigned as a group after the chapter is completed.
I will use it in my summer courses. The mystery physlcs dark matter is mentioned, but not dark energy. Aohori marked it as to-read May 31, Images are inclusive of different ethnicities and show a mix of gender. Acey John rated it it was amazing May 10, The muted colors could be brightened a bit. The brief nature of the text allows instructors to supplement more easily, though that is more work possibly, physcis on the phhsics of supplementation the instructor feels is necessary.
The only issue is that I would organize my class in sections that might not need particular sections and some of the content can be considered a bit outdated. But many figures ;hysics topics in the textbook are of recent discoveries or inventions, therefore they probably do not need to be updated for at least within the next five years.
I think students will find this list of variables very helpful. For example, the rms equations work for sinusoidal The analytical aspect problem solving is tied back to the concept before moving on to another topic.
Since collebe problems in the web version are not numbered, it will be easier to work from the pdf version to provide references for the students as we complete sample problems. The information that I was able to review in most detail from Chapters 1 – 28 which our main coverages, was surprisingly accurate. The picture depicting synchrotron radiation actually has little if anything to do with this chapter?
The Electricity and Magnetism chapters will probably need changes sooner than later. The only cultural point I noted was phyiscs the Introduction where physics is presented as completely dormant through the middle ages. I have not found any incorrect information in the text. There were examples which include a variety of race, backgrounds which is important for inclusion for all communities to see how they can utilize physics in their communities as well as how it can be relevant in their everyday life.
This is typical of a physics book. The concepts described in the book will not change. My interest in the text is for use as a physics content resource for specialized courses and workshops for STEM teachers.