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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.
- Getting Started Guide for Students
Download this PDF for a step-by-step guide to accessing your new textbook, picking up additional learning resources and more.
- New! Concept Trailers™
Use OpenStax's dynamic Concept Trailers™ to experience key physics concepts like never before! These professionally-produced 1-1.5 minute videos are the result of a collaboration between physicist Erik Christensen and a Hollywood studio. The videos are free and available on YouTube.
- 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! Veritas 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!
Expert TA is a dynamic online homework system focused solely on introductory physics. The company provides both online homework and tutorial modes that enhance learning outcomes and meet instructors’ assessment needs. Expert TA is a leading OpenStax College partner, providing access to all end-of-chapter problems from the College Physics textbook and they supplement this with thousands of expertly vetted, textbook-independent questions of their own. Their library has the most symbolic and multi-step questions available, each problem is authored with thoughtful hints and feedback, and their feedback is continuously improved with an ongoing data-mining effort. Specific hand-written feedback is then developed by staff instructors and coded back into their system. This type of functionality also allows for true partial credit grading and keeps students from “all-or-nothing” grade scenarios
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.
- Sapling Learning
Created and supported by educators, Sapling Learning online homework drives student success with one-on-one educator support and time-saving tools. Sapling Learning provides physics homework for algebra and calculus based physics courses, as well as conceptual physics. Question styles include numeric and equation based questions, and conceptual understanding is measured using sorting, labeling, ranking, multiple choice, and multiple select answer types. The Sapling Learning physics product is customized to instructors' curriculum to cover every topic taught ranging from friction to refraction.
CourseWeaver is an educational software company, with a mission to provide educators with flexible, powerful tools that free teachers to teach. The company specializes in developing learning management and content management software, while also providing hosting and services for the LON-CAPA platform. CourseWeaver’s Homework System, powered by LON-CAPA, offers powerful course management and advanced assessment capabilities, along with full access to an enormous repository of content, course templates and textbook materials. The Homework System also offers flexible payment options, including institution or student pay models.
Lrnr is an Adaptive Learning Platform. Lrnr has integrated the College Physics with intuitive personal learning tools, adaptive assessments, learning activities, personalized learning paths, instructor-contributed content and actionable analytics. Lrnr guides each student through a personalized learning process in a way that is paced, sequenced and optimized for each student based on their individual knowledge, needs, and abilities. Lrnr also provides real-time learning analytics that help instructors pinpoint student problem areas and provide remediation.
- Top Hat
Accelerate student understanding with this practical textbook filled with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. Top Hat is the classroom engagement system adopted by 3,000+ professors to easily create an interactive lecture experience. Instantly gauge your students’ understanding of material by launching in-class questions directly to their own devices and view their answers in real-time. Students can participate and voice their misunderstandings by submitting questions and answers through their phones, tablets, and laptops.
Courses built in Odigia transform traditional one-size-fits-all content into personalized learning experiences that improve student outcomes at a drastically reduced cost. Odigia’s intuitive teaching tools help drive engagement while providing real-time insight on student performance. Odigia also leverages self-directed, inquiry based content to accommodate multiple learning styles, game theory to drive student progression, and high-level connections to the promote the development of 21st century skills - like critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and communication - that better prepare students for success in today’s workplace. Odigia is affordable, accessible, and dynamic, and it’s changing the way people think.
- Getting Started Guide for Faculty (faculty only)
Download this free guide to help you get started with College Physics in your course, including tips and instructions on how to access faculty-only resources.
- Expert TA (faculty only)
Expert TA is a dynamic online homework system focused solely on introductory physics. The company provides both online homework and tutorial modes that enhance learning outcomes and meet instructors’ assessment needs. Expert TA is a leading OpenStax College partner, providing access to all end-of-chapter problems from the College Physics textbook and they supplement this with thousands of expertly vetted, textbook-independent questions of their own. Their library has the most symbolic and multi-step questions available, each problem is authored with thoughtful hints and feedback, and their feedback is continuously improved with an ongoing data-mining effort. Specific hand-written feedback is then developed by staff instructors and coded back into their system. This type of functionality also allows for true partial credit grading and keeps students from “all-or-nothing” grade scenarios.
- New! Concept Trailers™ (faculty only)
Use OpenStax's dynamic Concept Trailers™ in your lectures to bring essential physics concepts to life for students. These professionally-produced 1-1.5 minute videos are the result of a collaboration between physicist Erik Christensen and a Hollywood studio. The videos are free and available on YouTube.
- 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.
- Sample Syllabus Language (faculty only)
The sample syllabus language provides sample language to assist students in locating their textbook.
- 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.
- ACCES Custom Print Platform (faculty only)
The ACCES (Affordable Custom Content Enhancement System) platform allows faculty to create a customized low-cost print version of an OpenStax textbook and offer it through their campus bookstore.
- Concept Coach (faculty only)
Thanks to a generous courseware grant, OpenStax is developing a new, free tool to increase reading comprehension. This free tool, called Concept Coach, is embedded in the web view of some of OpenStax’s college textbooks, including College Physics. As students read, they are asked questions to reinforce their understanding of the content. Concept Coach automatically incorporates proven cognitive science principles — spaced practice, retrieval practice, and feedback — to increase students' long-term retention. Concept Coach is designed to easily integrate into a professor's existing workflow and is not a replacement for traditional or online homework. Concept Coach is in pilots during Spring 2016. For more information, visit the link above.