College Physics: Supplemental Resources
ACCESS DOESN’T END WITH THE BOOK.
OpenStax College has compiled additional resources for both faculty and students, from online homework tools and interactive study guides, to faculty-only resources that coincide with Physics.
WebAssign is an independent online homework and assessment solution first launched by the physics department at North Carolina State University in 1997. Today, WebAssign reaches over a million students each year. WebAssign empowers faculty to deliver fully customizable assignments and high quality content to their students in an interactive online environment. WebAssign supports College Physics with over 2000 algorithmically-generated problems, most with problem-specific feedback, detailed solutions, and stepped-out tutorial support. Instructors can supplement any WebAssign course with a wide variety of additional assessment content developed, tested, and proven by experts in physics education research to support both the problem-solving and conceptual understanding needs of the course.
- Expert TA
Expert TA is committed to building a dynamic online homework grading software for Introductory physics classes with a comprehensive library of original content to supplement a range of texts. Expert TA provides an integrated suite that combines online homework and tutorial modes to enhance student-learning outcomes and meet physics instructors’ assessment needs. Expert TA is used by universities, community colleges, and high schools.
- Sapling Learning
Sapling Learning is a leading independent on line homework that has been used by hundreds of thousands of students. Sapling learning is a powerful tool for physics and provides content for algebra- and calculus-based introductory physics courses. In addition to numeric and equation based questions, conceptual understanding is measured using sorting, labeling, ranking, multiple choice, and multiple select answer types.
- LON-CAPA (local installation)
LON-CAPA is an open-source freeware learning content management and assessment system originally developed at Michigan State University. The system is built around the idea of sharing content between educators, and currently over half a million content objects are available in the shared pool, among those over 100,000 physics resources. This pool now includes almost 2,000 problems from OpenStax Physics, which can be used individually or starting with a complete course template. LON-CAPA can be installed locally at institutions at no cost - there are no licensing or content pool membership fees.
- LON-CAPA (hosted version)
For institutions that do not want to install or maintain their own LON-CAPA server, CourseWeaver Corporation offers LON-CAPA hosting and support services. Different options exist, where CourseWeaver helps maintain your local server, or where the institution or the learners pay for hosted service. In either scenario, educators have full access to the content pool including OpenStax Physics, as well as full access to LON-CAPA’s course management and advanced assessment capabilities.
- Student Solution Manual
The Student Solution Manual is a free download for students. The SSM has full stepped out solutions for every third conceptual question and every sixth problem. Answers to all odd problems will be displayed in the online version when the student clicks the “Answer” link under an odd problem.
- Free! Vertias Tutors and How to Succeed In Physics Guide
Veritas Tutors is a premiere provider of educational products and services Veritas Tutors is also pleased to provide a free and open study guide "How to Succeed in Physics" to teach you essential concepts, provide essential math review, and demonstrate problem solving techniques to help you master physics. Download Now!
- Getting Started Guide
Download the Getting Started Guide for Physics for a step-by-step guide to downloading your book and accessing learning resources.
- Free Practice on Learningpod
Learningpod's goal is to help our community build the largest library of free, online practice questions in the world. We've partnered with OpenStax College to offer free pods (question sets) for the College Physics textbook. You can answer questions, get explanations and track your results. You can also generate quick practice sets (Instapods) on any subject you're interested in. Learn more at http://www.learningpod.com.
- Instructor Solution Manual (faculty only)
The instructor solution manual contains the detailed solutions to all the end of chapter problems in College Physics. This is a restricted item requiring faculty registration.
- Powerpoint Slides (faculty only)
The PowerPoint slides are based on the extensive illustrations from College Physics. They can be edited, incorporated into lecture notes, and you are free to share with anyone in the community. This is a restricted item requiring faculty registration. NOTE: This file is very large and may take some time to download.
- iBook Textbook Comp (faculty only)
New! We now offer a free premium iBooks Textbook comp for faculty. This is an ideal option if you have an iPad and are looking for an enhanced interactive version of the text.