Physics Textbooks

Read more about Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism

Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Davis

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Body Physics sticks to the basic functioning of the human body, from motion to metabolism, as a common theme through which fundamental physics topics are introduced. Related practice, reinforcement and Lab activities are included. See the front matter for more details.

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Read more about Mechanics and Relativity

Mechanics and Relativity

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Idema

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY-NC-SA

In Mechanics and Relativity, the reader is taken on a tour through time and space. Starting from the basic axioms formulated by Newton and Einstein, the theory of motion at both the everyday and the highly relativistic level is developed without the need of prior knowledge. The relevant mathematics is provided in an appendix. The text contains various worked examples and a large number of original problems to help the reader develop an intuition for the physics. Applications covered in the book span a wide range of physical phenomena, including rocket motion, spinning tennis rackets and high-energy particle collisions.

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Read more about Electromagnetics Vol 1

Electromagnetics Vol 1

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Ellingson

Publisher: Virginia Tech Libraries

License: CC BY-SA

Electromagnetics Volume 1 by Steven W. Ellingson is a 238-page, peer-reviewed open educational resource intended for electrical engineering students in the third year of a bachelor of science degree program. It is intended as a primary textbook for a one-semester first course in undergraduate engineering electromagnetics. The book employs the “transmission lines first” approach in which transmission lines are introduced using a lumped-element equivalent circuit model for a differential length of transmission line, leading to one-dimensional wage equations for voltage and current.

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Read more about Variational Principles in Classical Mechanics - Revised Second Edition

Variational Principles in Classical Mechanics - Revised Second Edition

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Cline

Publisher: University of Rochester River Campus Libraries

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Two dramatically different philosophical approaches to classical mechanics were proposed during the 17th – 18th centuries. Newton developed his vectorial formulation that uses time-dependent differential equations of motion to relate vector observables like force and rate of change of momentum. Euler, Lagrange, Hamilton, and Jacobi, developed powerful alternative variational formulations based on the assumption that nature follows the principle of least action. These variational formulations now play a pivotal role in science and engineering.

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Read more about Calculus-Based Physics II

Calculus-Based Physics II

Copyright Year: 2008

Contributor: Schnick

Publisher: Jeffrey W. Schnick

License: CC BY-SA

Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students.

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Read more about Calculus-Based Physics I

Calculus-Based Physics I

Copyright Year: 2008

Contributor: Schnick

Publisher: Jeffrey W. Schnick

License: CC BY-SA

Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students.

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Read more about University Physics Volume 3

University Physics Volume 3

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Sanny and Ling

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor 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.

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Read more about University Physics Volume 2

University Physics Volume 2

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Sanny and Ling

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor 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.

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Read more about University Physics Volume 1

University Physics Volume 1

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Sanny and Ling

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. This textbook emphasizes connections between between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor 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.

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Read more about The Adventure of Physics - Vol. VI: The Strand Model - A Speculation on Unification

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. VI: The Strand Model - A Speculation on Unification

Copyright Year: 2008

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

License: CC BY-NC-ND

This book is written for anybody who is intensely curious about nature and motion. Have you ever asked: Why do people, animals, things, images and empty space move? The answer leads to many adventures, and this book presents one of the best of them: the search for a precise, unified and final description of all motion.

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