Faculty of Science

Physics

University Physics Volumes 1-3

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. It has been successfully adopted, was developed by professors of physics from American institutions and emphasizes the connection between application and theory.

By: Samuel J. Ling, Jeff Sanny and William Moebs

Volume 1  covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigour 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.

Attribution:  University Physics Volume 1 (OpenStax) by Samuel J. Ling, Jeff Sanny and William Moebs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Volume 2  covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism.  This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigour 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.

Attribution:  University Physics Volume 2 (OpenStax) by Samuel J. Ling, Jeff Sanny and William Moebs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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 rigour 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.

Attribution:  University Physics Volume 3 (OpenStax) by Samuel J. Ling, Jeff Sanny and William Moebs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

All volumes include: instructor resources, student resources, examples, exercises, solutions, summaries, and simulations.

Physics

This Lumen Learning covers all of the concepts of first-year physics with a balance of application and theory.

Includes: problem-solving guides, examples, videos, applications, problems, selected solutions, and summaries.

Biophysics

Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism

By: Lawrence Davis

This text covers introductory biophysics concepts, including body forces, body heat, and body composition measurement.

Includes: summaries, exercises, solutions, applications, and examples.

Attribution:  Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism by Lawrence Davis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Astronomy

Astronomy: OpenStax

This astronomy text has been positively-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers introductory concepts in astronomy, from astronomical instruments to the evolution of galaxies.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, applications, summaries, exercises, solutions, and group activities.

 

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