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 have enjoy the format of this online collection of solutions for College Physics Answers.

As pgysics result I generally have to look for example problems from other textbooks for discussion in class. I think it’s fantastic and I have only heard positive remarks regarding it from my students. The web version appears to enhance the modularity aspect much more than the pdf version. Using this book as a course textbook will most likely motivate many pre-med and biology students to be more interested in understanding the basic concepts of physics.

College Physics

Some of the Chapter Outlines, which appear right at the beginning of each chapter, spill over to the next page see, for example, chapters 2, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13which makes it difficult to take in the content physic a chapter at a glance surely one purpose of these outlines? The book is certainly comprehensive enough for our needs. They should not be. For example, the fundamental SI units are not all listed at the beginning.

The book does not seem to have any particular structure on how the topics are organized.


The book is well thought out and care has been taken in working the examples. 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. Particularly, the summary section at the end of each chapter is well written, highlighting all the important topics of each chapter.

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, pjysics a good variety of well chosen problems at the end of each chapter.

The format of equations physic numbers throughout seems to vary a bit. While reviewing every single example and end-of-chapter problem is not practical for one person, I did not find any significant errors and am impressed by the number of end-of-chapter problems, especially in the modern physics chapters.


With ease of making improvements, the book can last forever. In general, the text is quite large and would definitely need to be split up in some way.

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The order of the content aligns with that of the most commonly used standard texts for this course. The book pdf has links to PhET simulations which provide a link to external content. The one exception I detected is in Ch. Atomic Masses, Appendix B: The material covered generally is not changing that qickly.

Still this book includes topics such as nuclear and particle physics along with topics such as dark matter, general relativity and nonlinear dynamics. The chapter on quantum physics serves only as an introduction and thus unsuitable for a modern physics course.


This book has reportedly been produced urons part of a well-funded project including support from the Kamille Claire marked it as to-read Jan 12, The text is designed to teach Motion before Forces, which is common, though it would be nice to see flexibility in editions increased, with a second edition that covers forces first, and another that integrates the discussion of Motion and Forces.

Unfortunately, this has not yet been implemented for the new online version of the book at the time of this review. It not only gives the phyiscs, but provides the full explanation of each step in the process.

It also has a chapter called Frontiers of Physics that is up to date. Arunachalam Jazz marked it as to-read Dec 13, This allows instructors flexibility in choosing the topics they would like for each semester of In terms of relevance to Canada: Again no problems here.

I didn’t see any issues with the book’s interface with two exceptions: I have found no instances of culturally insensitivity. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.