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Oscillations and simple harmonic motion should, in my opinion, also be moved a bit earlier in the book. The organization of the table of contents and thus, the chapters seems well done.

Aohori marked it as to-read May 31, This makes the text easier for students to navigate. Inconsistent sizing of things like brackets, superscripts look out of place, bars over symbols are too far just general formatting issues. The topics and figures discussed in the book add to the scientific discussion, and are not culturally insensitive or physcs in any respect.

However, I found that the numerical problems at the end of this book are not as varied as compared to other standard textbooks. There is certainly nothing that could be considered offensive to any group hrone people.

Uronee linking and navigation components function fine in TOC and index as do the links to the colleye within the chapters and the topic links in the examples. When reading a paragraph, the eye often finds itself at the beginning of the line just read or completely lost. This book follows the standard flow of material that works well in physics, and material is properly tied together.

The font is sans serif and very small.


College Physics

Comments I found this book very readable and the science was top notch. As modern as online learning textbooks can be, I would hope that the author focuses on the modern workplace as well. The book does a good job in exploring the variety of students: Since, it is a good equivalent, the price is an advantage. The structure is coherent, the examples are effective, and the links to outside materials are useful.

One of my biggest issues with this text is the treatment of vectors. I think the authors have done a good job of making these connections. One departure from the norm is the inclusion of elasticity under a discussion of forces within the Newtonian pnysics. The book has no surprises in the material it covers, what is a bonus is the urkne the introduce the “real world” situations along with the standard theories all textbokks have. The bulk of the content covered by this book hasn’t changed in decades, maybe even in centuries, but the way that we as instructors present that content is changing.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. However, all these issues can be solved by printing this out as a pdf. The organization of the book as far as topics is good.

The example problems are solved following the same steps, such as, first present uronee strategy, then elaborate the solution, then discuss the solution. Let Shaun Dychko, an expert physics teacher, guide you through every step.

I was surprised at the how well this book comparer pnysics what we are currently using. Kamille Claire marked it as to-read Jan 12, The separation of fulid mechanics into statics and dynamics with applications is a good touch. Simple pendulum discussion needs revising: I love the integration of the PHET simulations within the text.

True, this is an integral calculus concept, but I have never found students to be troubled by it. Being an OER, constant changes would bring this text to life with current events and relevance to student lives. I do believe collegw text is written in such a way that this would be relatively easy and straight forward to implement. In addition, the book also provides answers to all the numerical problems from the end of each chapter.


Simulations produced by the PhET project at the University of Colorado Boulder is the current golden standard and fans of PhET will surely embrace its prominence in this book. The material is logically presented.

So, I wouldn’t hold this against this book. I asked my students of an introductory physics class if the book was more or less clear compared to Walker. I will re-state here, My biggest beef uronne be the requirement to teach motion first. Overall we think that this text is overly comprehensive for a first year algebra based physics course.

Next, the concepts are developed and terms are well defined. Generally the images are fine.

There is consistency from chapter to chapter in the formatting of material. Some of the problems are interesting and unusual. As more is learned from physics, some, but not much, can be added at this level. The modularity of this text is wonderful. The text covers all of what we cover in our General Physics sequence i. The major mistake I made was to assign online readings: Text uses it for the phusics “some time later”; in Ch.

The book essentially has avoiding this issue by referring to objects, not people.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Other images look well integrated. In the section on acceleration Chapter 2.

This should probably be discussed in the text before one could expect a student to do the problem.