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written by Benjamin Crowell
This web site is the home of Light and Matter Physics, a series of textbooks available online for no cost. There are six main textbooks:
  • Light and Matter -- physics for students majoring in the life sciences
  • Simple Nature -- physics for scientists and engineers, with a nontraditional order of topics
  • Mechanics -- introductory mechanics for scientists and engineers, with a traditional order of topics
  • Conceptual Physics
  • Calculus
  • General Relativity
The goal of the effort is to provide high quality textbooks available for free download and editing.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- General
Electricity & Magnetism
General Physics
- Curriculum
- General
Modern Physics
Relativity
- General Relativity
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Textbook
- Reference Material
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
- Assessment
- New teachers
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Educator
Learner
Formats:
text/html
application/pdf
Access Rights:
Limited free access
Electronic download has no cost. Purchase of a printed copy is available.
Restriction:
© 1998 Benjamin Crowell
Creative Commons - Attribution, Share Alike and Gnu Free Documentation License
Keywords:
Free textbook, Newtonian mechanics, curriculum support, electricity and magnetism, general physics, text, textbook, waves and oscillations
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 6, 2007 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated:
March 16, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
August 3, 2007
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B. Crowell, (1998), WWW Document, (http://www.lightandmatter.com/).
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B. Crowell, Light and Matter - Open Source Physics Textbooks, (1998), <http://www.lightandmatter.com/>.
APA Format
Crowell, B. (2007, August 3). Light and Matter - Open Source Physics Textbooks. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://www.lightandmatter.com/
Chicago Format
Crowell, Benjamin. Light and Matter - Open Source Physics Textbooks. August 3, 2007. http://www.lightandmatter.com/ (accessed 20 October 2014).
MLA Format
Crowell, Benjamin. Light and Matter - Open Source Physics Textbooks. 1998. 3 Aug. 2007. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://www.lightandmatter.com/>.
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