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Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism
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Body Physics was designed to meet the objectives of a one-term high school or freshman level course in physical science, typically designed to provide non-science majors and undeclared students with exposure to the most basic principles in physics while fulfilling a science-with-lab core requirement. The content level is aimed at students taking their first college science course, whether or not they are planning to major in science. However, with minor supplementation by other resources, such as OpenStax College Physics, this textbook could easily be used as the primary resource in 200-level introductory courses. Chapters that may be more appropriate for physics courses than for general science courses are noted with an asterisk symbol (*). Of course, this textbook could be used to supplement other primary resources in any physics course covering mechanics and thermodynamics.

Table of Contents
Unit 1: Purpose and Preparation
Unit 2: Measuring the Body
Unit 3: Error in Body Composition Measurement
Unit 4: Better Body Composition Measurement
Unit 5: Maintaining Balance
Unit 6: Forces within the Body
Unit 7: Strength and Elasticity of the Body
Unit 8: Skydiving
Unit 9: Injury and Injury Prevention
Unit 10: Body Energy
Unit 11: Body Heat and The Fight for Life

Subject:
Physics
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Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Lawrence Davis
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Calculus-Based Physics II
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Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students.

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1 Charge & Coulomb's Law
2 The Electric Field: Description and Effect
3 The Electric Field Due to one or more Point Charges
4 Conductors and the Electric Field
5 Work Done by the Electric Field, and, the Electric Potential
6 The Electric Potential Due to One or More Point Charges
7 Equipotential Surfaces, Conductors, and Voltage
8 Capacitors, Dielectrics, and Energy in Capacitors
9 Electric Current, EMF, Ohm's Law
10 Resistors in Series and Parallel; Measuring I & V
11 Resistivity, Power
12 Kirchhoff's Rules, Terminal Voltage
13 RC Circuits
14 Capacitors in Series & Parallel
15 Magnetic Field Intro: Effects
16 Magnetic Field: More Effects
17 Magnetic Field: Causes
18 Faraday's Law, Lenz's Law
19 Induction, Transformers, and Generators
20 Faraday's Law and Maxwell's Extension to Ampere's Law
21 The Nature of Electromagnetic Waves
22 Huygens's Principle and 2-Slit Interference
23 Single-Slit Diffraction
24 Thin Film Interference
25 Polarization
26 Geometric Optics, Reflection
27 Refraction, Dispersion, Internal Reflection
28 Thin Lenses: Ray Tracing
29 Thin Lenses: Lens Equation, Optical Power
30 The Electric Field Due to a Continuous Distribution of Charge on a Line
31 The Electric Potential due to a Continuous Charge Distribution
32 Calculating the Electric Field from the Electric Potential
33 Gauss's Law
34 Gauss's Law Example
35 Gauss's Law for the Magnetic Field, and, Ampere's Law Revisited
36 The Biot-Savart Law
37 Maxwell's Equations

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Physics
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Textbook
Author:
Jeffrey Schnick
Date Added:
12/08/2020
College Physics
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This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Kim Dirks
Manjula Sharma
Paul Peter Urone
Roger Hinrichs
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Electricity and Magnetism
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As a prerequisite to study this module, you need a background of high school physics; basic concepts of differential and integral calculus and vector methods. It might be a good idea to refersh your knowledge, if you feel that your knowledge of calculus and vector methods is inadquate then you need to consult any Mathematics book on calculus and vector analysis. However, you don’t have to despair as most of the content will be treated very simply that you may have no problem in following.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Sam Kinyera Obwoya
Date Added:
03/13/2018
Experiment Problem in Kinematics: How Much Does it Take to Win the Race?
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In this activity, students are presented with two objects that have different constant speeds and that will race each other. The students must determine which object will win the race, as well as either how much time elapses between the objects crossing the finish line.

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Physics
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Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Kathleen Harper
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Introductory Physics: Building Models to Describe Our World
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This is an open-access textbook for calculus-based introductory physics courses. Anyone that complies with the license is welcome to modify and use this work for their own use, and we hope that you will choose to contribute. The textbook is specifically intended for a flipped-classroom approach, wherein students complete readings at home and the material is then discussed in class. The textbook thus contains questions and activities to engage readers. This text also includes a curriculum in experimental physics, detailing the scientific method and process, suggesting experiments to perform at home and in the lab, and has chapters that cover: writing and reviewing proposals, writing and reviewing reports, analyzing data, as well as an introduction to python. Finally, this textbook was written with many contributions from students! We hope that you may find it useful, and we are interested to know if you are using it!

Table of Contents:

The scientific method and physics
Comparing model and experiment
Describing motion in one dimension
Describing motion in multiple dimensions
Newton's Laws
Applying Newton's Laws
Work and energy
Potential energy and conservation of energy
Gravity
Linear momentum and the centre of mass
Rotational dynamics
Rotational energy and momentum
Simple harmonic motion
Waves
Fluid mechanics
Electric charges and fields
Gauss' Law
Electric potential
Electric current
Electric circuits
The magnetic force
Sources of magnetic field
Electromagnetic induction
The theory of Special Relativity
Appendix A: Vectors
Appendix B: Calculus
Appendix C: Guidelines for lab related activities
Appendix D: The python programming language

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Emma Neary
Joshua Rinaldo
Olivia Woodman
Ryan D. Martin
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Lab: Measuring the Speed of Sound in Air (with uncertainty analysis)
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Students use a microphone and Vernier LabQuest to record the sound of a finger-snap echo in a 1-2 meter cardboard tube. Students measure the time for the echo to return to the microphone, and measure the length of the tube. Using their measurements, students determine the speed of sound. While other authors have produced similar labs, this version includes uncertainty analysis consistent with effective measurement technique as presented in the module Measurement and Uncertainty.

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Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Peter Bohacek
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Reflection and Absorption of Light
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In this activity, students use a microcomputer connected to a light sensor and temperature probe to explore the reflection and absorption of radiation for different surfaces. Students follow instructions in this guided inquiry based lab and are then asked to design an experiment of their own to either test the reflectivity of sand, soils, water and other materials or to investigate the effect of different surface textures on reflectivity. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Reading
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Bob Mackay
Gretchen DeMoss
Richard Sorensen
Robyn Johnson
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Running the Race: Graphing Kinematics
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Students gather data by timing runners over 5 m intervals. Using that data, students graph distance and velocity over time.

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Physics
Material Type:
Data Set
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Science of Sound Laboratory Manual
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This is a laboratory manual used to support a college-level general science course covering sound, audio and acoustics. Lab exercises include the speed of sound, harmonic motion, tensioned strings, resonant pipes, etc.

Subject:
Physical Science
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Activity/Lab
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Provider:
Mohawk Valley Community College
Author:
James Fiore
Date Added:
12/08/2020
University Physics I: Classical Mechanics
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This is a “minimalist” textbook for a first semester of university, calculus-based physics, covering classical mechanics (including one chapter on mechanical waves, but excluding fluids), plus a brief introduction to thermodynamics. The presentation owes much to Mazur’s The Principles and Practice of Physics: conservation laws, momentum and energy, are introduced before forces, and one-dimensional setups are thoroughly explored before two-dimensional systems are considered. It contains both problems and worked-out examples.

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This is a “minimalist” textbook for a first semester of university, calculus-based physics, covering classical mechanics (including one chapter on mechanical waves, but excluding fluids), plus a brief introduction to thermodynamics. The presentation owes much to Mazur’s The Principles and Practice of Physics: conservation laws, momentum and energy, are introduced before forces, and one-dimensional setups are thoroughly explored before two-dimensional systems are considered. It contains both problems and worked-out examples.

About the Contributors
Author
Julio Gea-Banacloche, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Julio Gea-Banacloche
Date Added:
12/08/2020
University Physics Volume 1
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University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.

Table of Contents
Preface
Unit 1. Mechanics

Chapter 1: Units and Measurement
Chapter 2: Vectors
Chapter 3: Motion Along a Straight Line
Chapter 4: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
Chapter 5: Newton's Laws of Motion
Chapter 6: Applications of Newton's Laws
Chapter 7: Work and Kinetic Energy
Chapter 8: Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
Chapter 9: Linear Momentum and Collisions
Chapter 10: Fixed-Axis Rotation
Chapter 11: Angular Momentum
Chapter 12: Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
Chapter 13: Gravitation
Chapter 14: Fluid Mechanics
Unit 2. Waves and Acoustics

Chapter 15: Oscillations
Chapter 16: Waves
Chapter 17: Sound
Appendix A: Units
Appendix B: Conversion Factors
Appendix C: Fundamental Constants
Appendix D: Astronomical Data
Appendix E: Mathematical Formulas
Appendix F: Chemistry
Appendix G: The Greek Alphabet
Index

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Alice Kolakowska
Bill Moebs
Daniel Bowman
David Anderson
David Smith
Dedra Demaree
Edward S. Ginsberg
Gerald Friedman
Joseph Trout
Kenneth Podolak
Kevin Wheelock
Lee LaRue
Lev Gasparov
Mark Lattery
Patrick Motl
Richard Ludlow
Samuel J. Ling
Takashi Sato
Tao Pang
Date Added:
08/03/2016
University Physics Volume 2
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University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.

Table of Contents
Unit 1: Thermodynamics

Chapter 1: Temperature and Heat
Chapter 2: The Kinetic Theory of Gases
Chapter 3: The First Law of Thermodynamics
Chapter 4: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Unit 2: Electricity and Magnetism

Chapter 5: Electric Charges and Fields
Chapter 6: Gauss's Law
Chapter 7: Electric Potential
Chapter 8: Capacitance
Chapter 9: Current and Resistance
Chapter 10: Direct-Current Circuits
Chapter 11: Magnetic Forces and Fields
Chapter 12: Sources of Magnetic Fields
Chapter 13: Electromagnetic Induction
Chapter 14: Inductance
Chapter 15: Alternating-Current Circuits
Chapter 16: Electromagnetic Waves

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Jeff Sanny
Samuel J. Ling
William Moebs
Date Added:
12/08/2020