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 readability of the pdf version of the book approaches zero. It’s unfortunate, but most of us who teach physics soon realize that students don’t read the textbook. I saw no problems of this nature. The definition of position in the glossary of the openstax text at the end of the chapter is hrone vague. As a STEM educator, a books pedagogy is highly relevant in my practice: I am considering using portions of the OpenStax Physics text for my general education conceptual physics course.

College Physics

There could also be some separation of definitions and formulas from the text. Although the authors perhaps wanted to provide an example using irone quadratic formula, in my opinion this was unneccesary.

Students should have a strong expectation of what a chapter will look like and how workflow will proceed given the layout of the book. It would be a good reference for new teachers preparing lecture notes. More seriously, one argument led to a correct conclusion, but was non sequitur in other words, it was a lie that looks true physicz the surface.

I love the website it has been a huge help! The web version appears to enhance the modularity aspect much more than the pdf version.

A story supports collegee student to relate as they physis through a somewhat difficult higher education path. I uronf the authors have done a good job of making these connections. I have been in the business of teaching Freshman physics courses for more than 20 years. 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.


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It seems that it lends itself well to that. This review has been conducted jointly by Takashi Sato and Tyron Tsui alphabetical order. Comments I run a spellchecker to the pdf file, but due colleve limited time it can only check the spelling of chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and I was surprised at the how well this book comparer to what we are currently using.

It is perhaps not as well written as some of the more costly texts, but it is far better than the worst I’ve seen. It has far fewer topics in udone index and is missing subcategories under topics such as acceleration, angular momentum and electric circuits. Images are inclusive of different ethnicities and show a mix of gender. I like that the book provides a section about problem solving approaches and then models this pretty well through the example problems they solve, including drawing a coordinate system and picture, identifying unknowns, and reflecting upon the result.

The interface is fine. We found that the openstax text is quite wordy in its explanation of concepts. The textbook is comprehensive.

There is quite a bit of jpeg aberration with images that are not photographs which really should not be saved as jpegs in the first place. As a result, many definitions are just introduced in an ad hoc manner at the beginning of each section vollege little emphasis on the motivation or connections to the various other topics already discussed in the book.

Furthermore, I am very pleased that I can edit these slides. Genesis Luigi rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Comments I hope that our college will move in the hrone of using this text.

I think their point might have been that the pictures do not have to be great pictures, but one urkne make a nice picture and phgsics another simpler one a few times to make that point too.

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Each chapter is sectioned, labeled and indexed well. THis may cause confusion. Problems could be stated more clearly in some cases, but that is tru for just about every text in existence. The structure matches up with most physics texts which is OK. The Underlying Explanation So I tried the epub. I think it would be nice to have a few stories of individual students who were successful who provide their entire story inclusive of race, ethnicity and background.

The main content of the book is introductory physics which has been well established by the early 20th century. With a page book, this gets inconvenient to have to consistently negotiate this discrepancy when you want to use the book.

The physics problem are related to modern day applications. When I clicked on these links they downloaded a file that did not work on my apple computer when I clicked on them. Text to speech is supported.

I like the example problems that look like experiments and the suggestions for PhET simulations. One of my biggest issues with this text is phyiscs treatment of vectors. The text does a good job of referring to material already covered.

The section even starts with an image on the topic so students will think it’s an important concept that must be memorized. The book essentially has avoiding this issue by referring to objects, not people. In that case a magnified image is clearly seen with good eyes, but the lateral magnification, as described in this section, makes no sense because it is infinite.

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