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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I found that the book proceeded through the most important topics in a very straightforward manner. First I believe some more treatment of vectors is necessary. Again no problems here. Comments Students seem receptive to the book, most likely because it is free.
The list of issues is probably shorter than a similar one of the good things about this book. As modern as online learning textbooks can be, I would hope that the author focuses on the modern workplace as well.
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We expect this will be the case for most students immediately in the early chapters of this text. One feature that I really like is Appendix D: The organisation of the topics within the text is, by and large, standard. Physifs one exception I detected is in Ch. On the pdf version and the print version the glossary and problems are at the end of each chapter. A student solutions manual is also available. Most figures themselves are clear and of good size, but some are a bit cluttered and small, ex.
I believe so, of course there are as always the photos with computers that look dated, but collge not be difficult to fix. All the topics i cover in my course are included in this textbook. This makes it easy to integrate examples into a lecture. I will provide feedback about two that I ueone explored.
As a STEM educator, a books pedagogy is highly relevant in my practice: Applications as well as links to external websites will need to be updated and kept current. The wording is such that a college student should understand the book by reading, and the technical words needed to understand the material are adequately defined.
Both systems provide access to all the problems in the OpenStax Physics textbook. The hard drive example in a few years will probably be as useful as a vinyl record example. However, it is useful in that it introduces the idea of flux in the context of the flux on an electric field. I would not the organization was not logical, but it was different to the other main Physics textbooks in terms of the order of the topics.
The calculation of a uurone magnification in a case where real images exist somewhere in space at an arbitrary position that is closer than infinity tells us nothing about the apparent magnification seen by the eye, which is the angular magnification. There are many real world examples given in the text to help students see how physics is applicable to real-life. The human, biological, and medical applications throughout the text are an important aspect of College Phhysics, Second Edition.
In Chapter 14 the book discussed the green house effect and how our changing climate is making that phenomenon even more dramatic.
Comments The text gives a solid, traditional approach to the major topics needed for this course. Internal consistency seems satisfactory. Other than that, there is not undue reliance on previously physiics material. Comments I love the introduction.
I really appreciate the idea of an open source text that is so readily accessible for students. That is normally nice for the students to know. The order in which physics topics are introduced seem to be consistent among most of the physucs available in the market.
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.
This allows instructors flexibility in choosing the topics they would like for each semester of It would be easy to pick individual chapters of this book to put together into 2 separate one semester courses just like any standard textbook. Of course in physics, concepts build off of each other. For my hybrid courses, I often divide the sections up to match video explanations and have found this to be consistently easy. Visually, the text is a bit bland and less engaging than some of the publisher developed texts.
Each chapter is divided into several sections. The pdf file of the textbook can be accessed without a problem. Urone uses a four-part example and problem-solving mechanism to improve students’ skills in solving problems, as well as understanding underlying concepts.
This book is rich in up pphysics date material in those later chapters. On the web version, urrone glossary and problems are at the end of each section. That being said, I recognize the difficulty of producing a text like this without the financial and technical support of a publisher.