All resources in OpenStax College Physics
The website physics.gpclements.com has annotated lists of YouTube videos for both semesters of introductory physics. The lecture videos follow the order in the OpenStax Physics textbook. The level is suitable for high school and college students. There is a short (15 minutes or so) lecture for each topic and example problems that are worked out step by step. The site also lists a few calculus level physics videos. There is no charge for viewing the YouTube videos.
Material Type: Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Lecture
This resource consists of two .zip files that have reading guides for the College Physics textbook at openstax.org. Each zip file has Word documents for the standard first and second semester set of topics for a year-long freshman level college physics course. The reading guides summarize the key points, provide extra explanations, and pose questions for the student. The reading guides were written for the first edition of the textbook. Permission is granted for free use and editing of the reading guides.
Material Type: Full Course, Lecture Notes, Student Guide
This is a four page sheet of equations that are based on the chapter summaries of OpenStax University Physics Volume 1. The primary intent is to create an equation sheet for students to use during in-class exams. It is on a wiki, and therefore can be edited. Formula sheets for Volumes 2 and 3 will come out this summer (if all goes well).
Material Type: Reading
These instructional videos, created by Barbara Gilbert at Central New Mexico Community College, covers physics concepts and certain practice problems in Chapters 1-17 of OpenStax's College Physics text.
Material Type: Lecture
Review Worksheets: Linear and Quadratice Equations, Unit Conversion, Significant Figures, and Trigonometry- Barbara Gilbert, CNM(View Complete Item Description)
These worksheets, provided by Barbara Gilbert, review mathematics concepts that are necessary in physics, including linear equations, quadratic equations, unit conversion, significant figures, and trigonometry.
Material Type: Homework/Assignment
Graphical Just-in-Time-Teaching questions for use before classes in which students explore position, velocity and acceleration graphs.
Material Type: Activity/Lab
This is a short activity intended to allow students to practice kinematics using a video of a familiar object: a spring-powered toy car. Students measure displacement and elapsed time from the video and use these measurements to calculate average speed. Observing that the car has an initial speed of zero, students can find the final speed and acceleration. Students will use a QuickTime video recorded at 240 frames per second, making measurements directly from the video using a ruler and a frame-counter overlaid on the video. The video at right is a preview of the video students use for the activity.
Material Type: Activity/Lab
Objective questions, contained in this module with hidden solutions, help improve understanding of the topics covered under the module "Laws of motion and system of particles".
Material Type: Reading, Syllabus