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
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.
- 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 for Students
The getting started guide is a free download for students that demonstrates how to access the textbook, what options are free, what options have a small fee and how much it is, and additional information.
- 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.
- Lrnr (faculty only)
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.
- Sample Syllabus Language (faculty only)
The sample syllabus language provides sample language to assist students in locating their textbook.
- Top Hat (faculty only)
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.