Editor selections by Topic and Unit

The Physics Front is a free service provided by the AAPT in partnership with the NSF/NSDL.

Website Detail Page

written by Dean A. Zollman and Jacqueline Spears
published by the Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co.
This is a free online textbook for algebra-based introductory physics that integrates concepts of modern physics into traditional subject areas. The book was designed especially for novice learners who have limited math proficiency and little experience in the language of physics.  Each of the five major units begins with concepts in classical physics, gradually building to topics falling within modern physics. The five units are: 1) Space and Time, 2) Interactions and Forces, 3) Energy, 4) Waves and Particles, and 5) From Electricity to the Nucleus. Each chapter also includes self-checks, applications, and related activities for teachers and learners.

The resource may be downloaded in its entirety as a 71mg zip file, or users may download small sections of each unit separately.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
General Physics
- Collections
Modern Physics
- Biophysics
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Textbook
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- Activity
- Assessment
- New teachers
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Intended Users:
Learner
Educator
Format:
text/html
Access Rights:
Free access
Restriction:
© 1990 Dean Zollman, Jacqueline Spears
NSF Grant:
DUE 04-27645
Keywords:
algebra-based physics, assessment, free textbook, introductory textbook, modern physics, online textbook, textbook
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 31, 2009 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
August 31, 2009 by Caroline Hall
Last Update
when Cataloged:
December 28, 1998

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: Digital Collections: Physics and Physical Science
Unit Title: Physics Textbooks

free online textbook for algebra-based introductory physics that integrates concepts of modern physics into traditional subject areas. The book was designed especially for novice learners who have limited math proficiency.  Each unit begins with concepts in classical physics, gradually building to topics falling within modern physics. The five units are: 1) Space and Time, 2) Interactions and Forces, 3) Energy, 4) Waves and Particles, and 5) From Electricity to the Nucleus.

Link to Unit:
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
D. Zollman and J. Spears, (Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co., San Francisco, 1990), WWW Document, (http://web.phys.ksu.edu/fascination/Contents.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
D. Zollman and J. Spears, Fascination of Physics (Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co., San Francisco, 1990), <http://web.phys.ksu.edu/fascination/Contents.htm>.
APA Format
Zollman, D., & Spears, J. (1998, December 28). Fascination of Physics. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co.: http://web.phys.ksu.edu/fascination/Contents.htm
Chicago Format
Zollman, Dean, and Jacqueline Spears. Fascination of Physics. San Francisco: Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co., December 28, 1998. http://web.phys.ksu.edu/fascination/Contents.htm (accessed 17 April 2014).
MLA Format
Zollman, Dean, and Jacqueline Spears. Fascination of Physics. San Francisco: Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co., 1990. 28 Dec. 1998. 17 Apr. 2014 <http://web.phys.ksu.edu/fascination/Contents.htm>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Dean Zollman and Jacqueline Spears", Title = {Fascination of Physics}, Publisher = {Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co.}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {17 April 2014}, Month = {December 28, 1998}, Year = {1990} }
Refer Export Format

%A Dean Zollman
%A Jacqueline Spears
%T Fascination of Physics
%D December 28, 1998
%I Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co.
%C San Francisco
%U http://web.phys.ksu.edu/fascination/Contents.htm
%O text/html

EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source
%A Zollman, Dean
%A Spears, Jacqueline
%D December 28, 1998
%T Fascination of Physics
%I Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co.
%V 2014
%N 17 April 2014
%8 December 28, 1998
%9 text/html
%U http://web.phys.ksu.edu/fascination/Contents.htm


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Save to my folders

Supplements

Contribute

Similar Materials