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Re: [Phys-L] Survey of Physics

I can concur on Kirkpatrick, used it for years. I accused him at a summer meeting of stealing my lectures as we were pretty much of the same mind. 😉

Richard W. Tarara
Professor of Physics, emeritus
Saint Mary’s College
Notre Dame, Indiana

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Though it has some notable flaws, we are still using Hewitt’s “Conceptual Physics.” The students generally like it. Students can find the penultimate edition pretty cheap.

We’ve also used Kirkpatrick and Wheelers “Physics: A Worldview.”


On Jul 24, 2020, at 9:49 AM, Timothy Folkerts via Phys-l <> wrote:

I am teaching a Survey of Physics class for the first time and I would
love suggestions for a good textbook. I have taught lots of physics
and physical science, so I can build on that background. I would love
something OER, but the Openstax books I am familiar with all seem to
be at too high of a level.

Also, I would appreciate any key suggestions for topics or approaches
that have worked for you for this sort of student in this sort of class.

Tim Folkerts


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