College Physics [Digital Textbook Edition]

Senior Contributing Authors:
Paul Peter Urone, California State University Sacramento
Roger Hinrichs, State University of New York, College at Oswego

Contributing Authors:
Kim Dirks, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Manjula Sharma, University of Sydney, Australia

Trunity Editors: Cutler J. Cleveland and Joakim Lindblom

Publication Date: November 15, 2013

ISBN-10: 1630970026
ISBN-13: 978-1-63097-002-4
Edition: 1
Language: English

OpenStax College, an initiative of Rice University (original text, images, and videos)
Trunity (enhanced web version)

Price: $19.95 (Please click here for K-12 pricing.)

College Physics is an introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics digital textbook that combines two outstanding elements: core content from OpenStax College that has been enhanced by the Trunity Content Learning Platform. OpenStax College is an initiative of Rice University to improve student access to quality learning materials that has earned a reputation for outstanding educational content. The text is identical to the OpenStax version. Our editors have enhanced the OpenStax version by adding high resolution images, additional videos, interactive student self-assessments, links to further research, and a dynamic electronic glossary. The content is embedded in a Content Learning Platform that enables instructors to customize the content, and that provides students with personalization tools such as bookmarking, highlighting, and annotation. The result is an educational resource that combines the exceptional physics content of the OpenStax version with the Web-based features that enhance the student learning Experience.

College Physics uses the power of the Web to engage students with video, interactive self-assessment, a dynamic glossary, electronic note-taking and bookmarks, and other personal learning tools. Instructors have the ability to customize the book by adding and rearranging content such as videos, exams, labs, assignments, and news articles.

  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Case Studies
  • Key Concepts
  • Review Questions
  • Web-Based, Device Agnostic
  • Highlighting and Annotations
  • Online Glossary integrated into Text

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction: The Nature of Science
  • Chapter 2. Kinematics
  • Chapter 3. Two-Dimensional Kinematics
  • Chapter 4. Dynamics: Force and Newton's Laws of Motion
  • Chapter 5. Further Applications of Newton's Laws
  • Chapter 6. Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation
  • Chapter 7. Work, Energy, and Energy Resources
  • Chapter 8. Linear Momentum and Collisions
  • Chapter 9. Statics and Torque
  • Chapter 10. Rotational Motion and Angular Momentum
  • Chapter 11. Fluid Statics
  • Chapter 12. Fluid Dynamics and Its Biological and Medical Applications
  • Chapter 13. Temperature, Kinetic Theory, and the Gas Laws
  • Chapter 14. Heat and Heat Transfer Methods
  • Chapter 15. Thermodynamics
  • Chapter 16. Oscillatory Motion and Waves
  • Chapter 17. Physics of Hearing
  • Chapter 18. Electric Charge and Electric Field
  • Chapter 19. Electric Potential and Electric Field
  • Chapter 20. Electric Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law
  • Chapter 21. Circuits, Bioelectricity, and DC Instruments
  • Chapter 22. Magnetism
  • Chapter 23. Electromagnetic Induction, AC Circuits, and Electrical Technologies
  • Chapter 24. Electromagnetic Waves
  • Chapter 25. Geometric Optics
  • Chapter 26. Vision and Optical Instruments
  • Chapter 27. Wave Optics
  • Chapter 28. Special Relativity
  • Chapter 29. Introduction to Quantum Physics
  • Chapter 30. Atomic Physics
  • Chapter 31. Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics
  • Chapter 32. Medical Applications of Nuclear Physics
  • Chapter 33. Particle Physics
  • Chapter 34. Frontiers of Physics
  • Chapter 35. Student Resources
  • Chapter 35. Instructor Resources (Intructor access only)