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Physics

  • Physics LibreTexts
    Hub of open physics materials maintained and revised by faculty, students, and outside experts. Resources include textbooks, homework exercises, visualizations, reference materials, demos, and more.
  • phET Physics Interactive Simulations
    “PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness. These tests include student interviews and observation of simulation use in classrooms. The simulations are written in Java, Flash or HTML5, and can be run online or downloaded to your computer.”
  • College Physics OpenStax Textbook
    “College Physics meets standard scope and sequence requirements for a two-semester introductory algebra-based physics course. The text is grounded in real-world examples to help students grasp fundamental physics concepts. It requires knowledge of algebra and some trigonometry, but not calculus. College Physics includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities for traditional physics application problems.”
  • Fundamentals of Physics I and II (Open Yale)
    Two courses from Open Yale, including lectures and syllabus.
  • Relativity for Poets
    A 195-page textbook that takes a non-mathematical approach to physics by Ben Crowell. From the website “This is a set of lecture notes for my course Relativity for Poets at Fullerton College. It’s a nonmathematical presentation of Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity, including a brief treatment of cosmology.” Material was published 2015 and revised in 2016. It is licensed under a CC BY-SA license and from 2015.

 

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