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Constant acceleration, same physics
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The simulation shows five different motions in which objects experience constant acceleration, starting from rest. Although each motion is different, the underlying physics is the same. What features of the simulation reinforce the idea that the physics is the same?

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Physics
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Simulation
Provider:
Boston University
Author:
Andrew Duffy
Date Added:
12/22/2016
Physics to Go
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Physics to Go is a collection of websites where you can learn physics on your own, through games, webcasts, and online exhibits and activities. Also included are physics on the road programs, which bring demonstration shows, and in some cases hands-on activities, to you, the audience. To find the resources you want, you can browse the collection and search our database by content topic, resource type, and grade level.

We encourage your involvement in Physics To Go. Once you have registered and signed in, which requires only a username and password, you can build a personal collection, share your comments about resources already in the comPADRE collection, and suggest resources for us to add.

Physics To Go is produced by the American Physical Society (APS). It is a part of comPADRE, the online collection of resources in physics and astronomy education, which itself is a part of the National Science Foundation-funded National Science Digital Library (NSDL).

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Physics
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Reading
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American Physical Society
Date Added:
03/28/2006
Physical Review Physics Education Research
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Physical Review Physics Education Research (PRPER) is a peer-reviewed online open-access journal sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS), the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the APS Forum on Education. The articles are published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

The journal covers the full range of experimental and theoretical research related to the teaching and/or learning of physics. PRPER is distributed without charge and financed by publication charges to the authors or to the authors' institutions. The criteria for acceptance of articles include the high scholarly and technical standards of our other Physical Review journals. Authors may submit review articles, replication studies, and descriptions of the development and use of new assessment tools. Presentations of research techniques and methodology comparisons/critiques will be considered.

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Education
Physics
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Reading
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American Physical Society
Date Added:
03/07/2016
Statistical physics I
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In the first video segment, we describe the fundamental postulate of statistical mechanics. The direct product notation we introduce in the second segment helps us to discuss the states available to a collection of many parts, which helps us, in turn, to derive the Boltzmann factor in the third segment. The fourth video segment explains how the Boltzmann factor helps us to calculate average properties for systems in thermal contact with large baths and introduces entropy (Greek letter sigma), free energy (F), and the partition function (Z).

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Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
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Lecture Notes
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Look At Physics
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A Mathematical Way to Think About Biology
Author:
David Liao
Date Added:
10/08/2012
Dynamic heterogeneity for the physical oncologist
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Biological systems (e.g. cells) can make stochastic transitions between phenotypes (e.g. states of relatively increased or decreased drug resistance). This means that an initially drug-sensitive population can generate relatively drug-resistant subpopulations. This video presents a metronomogram, which is a tool for understanding whether such stochastic transitions can provide an opportunity for therapeutic treatment. Citation: Liao D, Estevez-Salmeron L, and Tlsty TD (2012) "Conceptualizing a tool to optimize therapy based on dynamic heterogeneity," Phys. Biol. 9:065005.

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Life Science
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
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Look At Physics
Provider Set:
A Mathematical Way to Think About Biology
Author:
David Liao
Date Added:
10/08/2012
Calculus-Based Physics I
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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.

Subject:
Calculus
Physics
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Textbook
Provider:
Saint Anselm College
Author:
Jeffrey Schnick
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Physics and calculus lecture handouts
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These thoroughly illustrated sheets make use of multiple representations and can be used for unit-end summaries in inquiry-based/modeling-style courses as well as for direct instruction in didactic courses.

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Calculus
Physics
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Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
Author:
David Liao
Date Added:
03/27/2019
Isaac Physics
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Kirchhoff's laws are fundamental to circuit theory. They quantify how current flows through a circuit and how voltage varies around a loop in a circuit.

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Engineering
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Lecture Notes
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Isaac Physics
Date Added:
08/28/2019
Physics: Intermediate Physics
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This physics course is for students who have not completed PHY1004W, to prepare them for PHY2014F and PHY2015S. VECTOR FIELDS IN PHYSICS: Vector calculus; div, grad, curl; line-, surface- and volume integrals; Gauss' Theorem; Stokes' Theorem; simple applications to fluid dynamics and electromagnetism STATISTICAL MODELLING OF RADIATION AND MATTER: Mathematical descriptions of solids, liquids and gases; entropy; temperature; the Boltzmann distribution; thermodynamics; statistical models of photons; statistical models in quantum mechanics, wave-particle duality. UCT PHY2009S

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Physics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Andy Buffler
Date Added:
12/03/2010
Remix
Physical
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This is a Physical Education resource to be used to expand Physical Education programs to the larger community. This resource includes a downloadable document that teachers may edit and revise to match the needs of their students and program. The calendar template can be used for different months and is met to be a resource for students and their families.

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Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Jason Semanoff
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Physics: Principles of Physics A
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The first half of this course provides students with the essential tools and skills that are required for dealing successfully with physics at first-year university level. The three broad areas that are covered are (a) mathematical techniques and their relationship with physical phenomena, (b) experimental procedures and (c) communication skills, in particular report writing. The second half of the course covers material similar to that of the first half of PHY1004W. Second semester: Mechanics: vectors, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy power, conservative and non-conservative forces, friction, impulse, momentum, collisions, rotation, rotational dynamics, torque, rotational inertia, rotational energy, angular momentum, static equilibrium, gravitation. Properties of matter: elasticity, elastic moduli, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics. Thermodynamics: temperature, heat, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamic laws, entropy. UCT PHY1023H.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Andy Buffler
Angus Morrison
Date Added:
12/03/2010
Projectile Physics
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This is a resource page for Physical Science and Physics. This is a compiled list made over the years of teaching Physical Science and Physics.

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Physical Science
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Rachel Kingdom
Date Added:
04/06/2018
General Physics
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Four types of OER material are found here: Study Guides, Laboratory Documents, XML Moodle Quiz Question Files, and YouTube screencast videos. These materials have been used in both calculus and non- calculus Introductory Physics. Twelve to fourteen different topics are covered over a fourteen week semester. Most topics are supported by a Study Guide, a laboratory, a set of Moodle Quiz formatted questions, and one or more YouTube posted screencast videos. These posted resources are at various levels of completeness. Some remain in rough draft stage. OpenStax Physics textbooks are used in all courses.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Holyoke Community College
Author:
Roberty Greeney
Date Added:
05/07/2019
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Physical and Chemical Changes Demo & Reflection
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Students will oberve nine systems performed by the instructor.  They will then use the four indications of a chemcal change to determine if each system represents a physical or chemical change.  Students will reflect on their learning using the thinking routine - I Used to Think... Now I Think.  

Subject:
Physical Science
Chemistry
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Brenda Bush-Hanson
Date Added:
05/30/2021
College Physics
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This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Kim Dirks
Manjula Sharma
Paul Peter Urone
Roger Hinrichs
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Physics I
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Continuation of Physics 1. Topics include: simple harmonic motion, gravitation, fluid mechanics, waves, the kinetic theory of gases, and the first and second laws of thermodynamics. This course is a calculus-based physics course that is required by four-year colleges in science and engineering studies.

Subject:
Physics
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Full Course
Provider:
North Shore Community College
Author:
Joyce Jeong
Date Added:
05/14/2019
Discover Physics
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Discover Physics is a conceptual physics textbook intended for students in a nonmathematical one-semester general-education course.

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Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
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Light and Matter
Author:
Ben
Crowell
Date Added:
02/16/2011
A library of WeBWorK physics problems from 2017 OpenStax College Physics
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Almost all of the problems in the 2017 edition of OpenStax College Physics have been coded into the WeBWorK software. Physics instructors are free to use these problems in creating homework assignments in their physics courses.

https://github.com/santodagostino/webwork-open-problem-library

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Brandon Lostracco
Caroline Promnitz
Connor Wilson
Kyle Winch
Sara Hesse
supervised by Santo D'Agostino (Brock University Physics Department)
Wynne Reichheld
Date Added:
12/20/2018
Introduction to physics
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An overview of what physics is about as we delve deeper in future videos. How physics is related to math, the other sciences, and the world around us.

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Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/02/2021
Physical Geology
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Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departments at Universities and Colleges across British Columbia and elsewhere.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Steven Earle
Date Added:
03/02/2016
Physics For Everyone
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The online educational resource Physics For Everyone is the scaffolding for a 3 contact hour, 3 credit general education course that conveys the relevance, beauty, and power of physics as a foundation of science and technology in the public interest.

This slide deck provides the outline for the semester-long course. Each week’s lecture topics, with key points to be covered, are highlighted in two slides, which also list writing prompts, problem-solving exercises, and labs. Also, we have curated a list of high-quality online video resources that students (and instructors) should use to help them learn (and teach) physics ideas and concepts using demonstrations, animations, and humor. Many of those videos are parts of larger series and programs, created by some of the most skilled and popular online presenters in the world; that means some of their content is commercially sponsored, but all the content is free to students and instructors. Finally, we have envisioned this course so that students are assessed with a large set of low-stakes, just-in-time-type assignments and laboratory exercises.

This work has been generously supported by New America’s PIT-UN (Public Interest Technology University Network) challenge grant program, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.

Subject:
Physical Science
Astronomy
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
College of Staten Island
Author:
Charles Liu
Sarang Gopalakrishnan
Vadim Oganesyan
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Mesoscopic Physics
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Mesoscopic physics is the area of Solid State physics that covers the transition regime between macroscopic objects and the microscopic, atomic world. The main goal of the course is to introduce the physical concepts underlying the phenomena in this field.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
H.S.J.ĺĘvan der Zant
Date Added:
02/03/2016
Cartoon Physics
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This activity promotes the learning of basic physics principle by viewing cartoon videos where these principles are bent of broken.

Subject:
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Lecture
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teaching and Learning Economics (SERC)
Author:
Ray Purdom
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Intro Physics
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This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems. Derived from College Physics by OpenStax.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Matthew Christ
Date Added:
09/28/2016
Physics 101
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This introductory, algebra-based, one-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems. Derived from College Physics by OpenStax.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
John Carini
Date Added:
09/28/2016
Atomic Physics
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Atomic physics may loosely be defined as the scientific study of the structure of the atom, its energy states, and its interactions with other particles and fields. Learning Atomic Physics is important not only for understanding the physics of the atom but also the technological applications thereof. For example, the fact that each element has its own characteristic “fingerprint” spectrum has contributed significantly to advances in material science and also in cosmology.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
C.A. Kiwanga
Date Added:
03/13/2018
Physical Chemistry
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Physical Chemistry is the application of physical principles and measurements to understand the properties of matter, as well as for the development of new technologies for the environment, energy and medicine. Advanced Physical Chemistry topics include different spectroscopic methods (Raman, ultrafast and mass spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic and electron paramagnetic resonance, x-ray absorption and atomic force microscopy) as well as theoretical and computational tools to provide atomic-level understanding for applications such as: nanodevices for bio-detection and receptors, interfacial chemistry of catalysis and implants, electron and proton transfer, protein function, photosynthesis and airborne particles in the atmosphere.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
LibreTexts
Date Added:
05/12/2016
The Physics of Pool
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The objective of this lesson is to illustrate how a common everyday experience (such as playing pool) can often provide a learning moment. In the example chosen, we use the game of pool to help explain some key concepts of physics. One of these concepts is the conservation of linear momentum since conservation laws play an extremely important role in many aspects of physics. The idea that a certain property of a system is maintained before and after something happens is quite central to many principles in physics and in the pool example, we concentrate on the conservation of linear momentum. The latter half of the video looks at angular momentum and friction, examining why certain objects roll, as opposed to slide. We do this by looking at how striking a ball with a cue stick at different locations produces different effects.

Subject:
Geometry
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Joseph A. Formaggio
Date Added:
06/02/2012
The Physics of Boomerangs
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This learning video explores the mysterious physics behind boomerangs and other rapidly spinning objects. Students will get to make and throw their own boomerangs between video segments! A key idea presented is how torque causes the precession of angular momentum. One class period is required to complete this learning video, and the optimal prerequisites are a familiarity with forces, Newton's laws, vectors and time derivatives. Each student would need the following materials for boomerang construction: cardboard (roughly the size of a postcard), ruler, pencil/pen, scissors, protractor, and a stapler.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Zhiming Darren Tan
Date Added:
06/08/2015
Physical Geography
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Physical Geography, also called earth science, is the study of our home planet and all of its components: its lands, waters, atmosphere, and interior. In this book, some chapters are devoted to the processes that shape the lands and impact people. Other chapters depict the processes of the atmosphere and its relationship to the planet’s surface and all our living creatures. For as long as people have been on the planet, humans have had to live within Earth’s boundaries. Now human life is having a profound effect on the planet. Several chapters are devoted to the effect people have on the planet.The journey to better understanding Earth begins here with an exploration of how scientists learn about the natural world and introduces you to the study of physical geography and earth science.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
03/31/2016
Conceptual Physics Conservation of Energy Units
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This topic is broken into units to help in formulating cohesive, effective lessons. Clicking on each unit title will display appropriate activities, lesson plans, or labs. Units are intended to help students understand the interconnectedness of the concepts of conservation of energy, momentum and angular momentum underpinning the basis for much of physics. Units are not listed in a prescribed order.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Author:
The Physics Front
Date Added:
09/20/2011
Physical Geography assessments
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In-house assessments designed for use with a revised edition of Lumen Learning's Physical Geography textbook (https://courses.lumenlearning.com/chemeketa-geophysical/).

Catalog course description:
Focuses on the physical subsystems of the earth (atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere), with emphasis on human-environment relations. Includes basic map skills, latitude/longitude, weather, climate, biogeography, volcanism, erosion, and desert landscapes.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Assessment
Textbook
Date Added:
06/12/2019
Feynman's Lectures on Physics - The Relation of Mathematics and Physics
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Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics for which he proposed the parton model.

Subject:
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
L'Universitaire
Date Added:
05/23/2016