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Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism
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Body Physics was designed to meet the objectives of a one-term high school or freshman level course in physical science, typically designed to provide non-science majors and undeclared students with exposure to the most basic principles in physics while fulfilling a science-with-lab core requirement. The content level is aimed at students taking their first college science course, whether or not they are planning to major in science. However, with minor supplementation by other resources, such as OpenStax College Physics, this textbook could easily be used as the primary resource in 200-level introductory courses. Chapters that may be more appropriate for physics courses than for general science courses are noted with an asterisk symbol (*). Of course, this textbook could be used to supplement other primary resources in any physics course covering mechanics and thermodynamics.

Table of Contents
Unit 1: Purpose and Preparation
Unit 2: Measuring the Body
Unit 3: Error in Body Composition Measurement
Unit 4: Better Body Composition Measurement
Unit 5: Maintaining Balance
Unit 6: Forces within the Body
Unit 7: Strength and Elasticity of the Body
Unit 8: Skydiving
Unit 9: Injury and Injury Prevention
Unit 10: Body Energy
Unit 11: Body Heat and The Fight for Life

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Physics
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Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Lawrence Davis
Date Added:
04/24/2019
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.

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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
College Physics for AP Courses
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College Physics for AP Courses is designed to engage students in their exploration of physics and help them to relate what they learn in the classroom to their lives and to apply these concepts to the Advanced Placement test. Physics underlies much of what is happening today in other sciences and in technology, therefore the book includes interesting facts and ideas that go beyond the scope of the AP course to further student understanding. The AP Connection in each chapter directs students to the material they should focus on for the AP® exam, and what content — although interesting — is not necessarily part of the AP curriculum.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
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OpenStax College
Author:
David Anderson
Douglas Ingram
Gregg Wolfe
Irna Lyublinskaya
John Stoke
Julie Kretchman
Liza Pujji
Nathan Czuba
Sudhi Oberoi
Date Added:
04/29/2015
Electricity and Magnetism
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As a prerequisite to study this module, you need a background of high school physics; basic concepts of differential and integral calculus and vector methods. It might be a good idea to refersh your knowledge, if you feel that your knowledge of calculus and vector methods is inadquate then you need to consult any Mathematics book on calculus and vector analysis. However, you don’t have to despair as most of the content will be treated very simply that you may have no problem in following.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Sam Kinyera Obwoya
Date Added:
03/13/2018
Experiment Problem in Kinematics: How Much Does it Take to Win the Race?
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In this activity, students are presented with two objects that have different constant speeds and that will race each other. The students must determine which object will win the race, as well as either how much time elapses between the objects crossing the finish line.

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Physics
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Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Kathleen Harper
Date Added:
11/12/2019
Linear Algebra
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The study of the field of Linear Algebra will equip you with the requisite background knowledge and understanding which will enable you to teach such topics as simple linear equations and their solutions; vectors and operations on vectors; matrices and operations on matrices. Furthermore, the study will help you to realize the global connections between these topics and apply the knowledge in teaching Transformation Geometry and Mechanics.

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Algebra
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Tendayi Chihaka
Date Added:
03/15/2018
Multivariable Calculus with Theory, Spring 2011
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This course is a continuation of 18.014. It covers the same material as 18.02 (Multivariable Calculus), but at a deeper level, emphasizing careful reasoning and understanding of proofs. There is considerable emphasis on linear algebra and vector integral calculus.

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Calculus
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Breiner, Christine
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Physical Science Laboratory Investigations : Physical Science Lab Manual
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Lab manual for Introduction to Physics. This course is an introduction to the major concepts in physics, filled with relevant information of our scientific and technological age that every voting member of our society should know. We will cover both classical and modern physics; including physical principles concerning motion, gravity, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, the atom, the nucleus, relativity, and quantum mechanics.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Teresa Ciardi
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Physics 132: What is an Electron? What is Light?
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A second semester introductory physics course for life sciences students that looks to deepen students' understanding of biology and chemistry through physics all through the lens of understanding two of the most fundamental particles in the Universe: electrons and photons. The book begins with exploring the quantum mechanical nature of these objects to expand on what students have learned in chemistry and then proceeds to geometric optics (using the human eye as a theme), electrostatics (using membrane potentials), circuits (using the neuron), and finally synthesizing everything in a unit exploring the meaning of "light is an electromagnetic wave."

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Edward J. Neth
E.F. Redish
John Eggebrecht
Julianne Zedalis
Klaus Theopold
Paul Flowers
Paul Peter Urone
Richard Langley
Roger Hinrichs
William R. Robinson
Date Added:
08/04/2020
Running the Race: Graphing Kinematics
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Students gather data by timing runners over 5 m intervals. Using that data, students graph distance and velocity over time.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Data Set
Date Added:
02/27/2019