by Christoph Schiller
Publisher: motionmountain.net 2011
Number of pages: 1342
How do objects and images move? What is motion? How does a rainbow form? Do time machines exist? What is the maximum force value found in nature? Is the universe a set? Which problems in physics are still unsolved? Free physics textbook that tells the story of how it became possible, after 2500 years of exploration, to answer such questions. The book is written for the curious: it is entertaining, surprising and challenging on every page. With little mathematics, starting from observations of everyday life, the text explores the most fascinating parts of mechanics, thermodynamics, special and general relativity, electrodynamics, quantum theory and modern attempts at unification. The essence of these fields is summarized in the most simple terms.
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- CK-12 Foundation
The book gives a multifaceted strategy to teach physics conceptually and mathematically. Contents: Units; Wave; Light; Optics; Force; Motion; Projectile Motion; Momentum; Energy; Heat; Circular Motion; Gravity; Electrostatics; DC Electric Circuits.
by Benjamin Crowell - LightAndMatter.com
A calculus-based textbook for an introductory physics course. It covers mechanics, conservation laws, thermodynamics, and relativity. The 2nd part covers electricity and magnetism, and quantum physics. The new edition includes a chapter on optics.
by B. Crowell, B. Shotwell - LightAndMatter.com
This book is a collection of homework problems for use in an introductory physics course. It is a work in progress, currently complete through mechanics and electromagnetism. There is a complete set of ancillary materials, including solutions.
by Henry Smith Carhart - Allyn and Bacon
Contents: HEAT: Temperature and its Measurement; Expansion; Transmission of Heat; Radiation and Absorption; Thermodynamics; Kinetic Theory of Gases; ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM: Electric Charges; Electrical Potential; Capacity and Condensers; etc.