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 user interface with the browser version of the book is easy to navigate and well designed.

The order in which physics topics colllege introduced seem to be consistent among most of the texts available in the market. Therefore, the book is cultural and gender neutral. There are a good number of typos though throughout.

The book does not seem to have any particular structure on how the topics are organized. It is very difficult to use photos and examples that our students will immediately relate to since they are very tuned to technology and this changes fast.

Being an OER, constant changes would bring this text to life with current events and relevance to student lives. Both Web Assign and Mastering Physics have links to the text in many of the problems. I found some of the optics images a little hard to follow because the lines showing the actual rays and the perceived straight lines that our vision constructs were so close. The contents of this book are complete, and it is done in an orderly manner.

College Physics

As a result, many definitions are just introduced in an ad hoc manner at the beginning of each section with little emphasis on the motivation or connections to the various other topics already discussed in the book. I have found no instances of culturally insensitivity. The text also includes many modern applications of the physics discussed, and those portions may need to be updated every now and then.


Baby Jane marked it as to-read Nov 12, I think their point might have been that the pictures do not have to be great pictures, colelge one could make a nice picture and then another simpler one a few times to make that point too. All physical concepts in the textbook are correct and explained very well.

The rules would imply that only two figures be kept in the result which is plainly nonsense; the answer should be written as The same could be set about electrical potential.

There are glossaries at the end of each chapter. This book pays good attention to highlighting the application of physical principles in contemporary society, often by description of technological devices.

Urone ckllege a four-part example and problem-solving mechanism to improve students’ skills in solving problems, as well as understanding underlying concepts. Comments Generally a very good book with simple figures, a multitude of worked examples with all the steps shown, good check points for the students to consider, and a good variety of well chosen problems at the end of each chapter.

I didn’t run across any glaring errors. Applications as well as links to external websites will need to be updated and kept current. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Want to Read saving…. The book covers typical topic for college physics. Not only is the text written clearly but as an electronic text, it is able to link out to various online physics simulations directly.


Many statements in the textbook are what I would characterize as “inaccurate. My text-to-speech reader followed the pdf fairly well. The textbook is comprehensive. OpenStax’s College Physics reads quite well. Frankly, I was a little disappointed. The modularity seems well designed for selecting just the most important or relevant topics for a particular course.

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Generally a very good book with simple figures, a multitude of worked examples with all the steps shown, good check points for the students to consider, and a good variety of well chosen problems at the end of each chapter.

No issues that would distract the reader, but the font and style used for numbers, scientific notation and units change depending on where the value is shown and what the units actually are. The best existing textbooks are much better than the Open Stax textbook notwithstanding the cost implications.

One departure from the norm is the inclusion of elasticity under a discussion of forces within the Newtonian paradigm. This should probably be discussed in the text before one could expect a student to do the problem.

The text refers to printed catalogs to utilize for accuracy The urrone reason it’s done is to give a wider repertoire of constant acceleration problems.