Physical Science

Survey of concepts in physics and physical sciences. Additional concepts in physical science, which may include physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy, oceanography, etc.

6 affiliated resources

Search Resources

View
Selected filters:
Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

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

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Lawrence Davis
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Electricity and Magnetism
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

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
Linear Algebra
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

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.

Subject:
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
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

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.

Subject:
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
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

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?
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

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