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These textbooks are open educational resources (OER) that are free to use without first seeking permission from the author. However, how they may be used is determined by their licensing .

College Physics

"College Physics meets standard scope and sequence requirements for a two-semester introductory algebra-based physics course. The text is grounded in real-world examples to help students grasp fundamental physics concepts. It requires knowledge of algebra and some trigonometry, but not calculus." -OpenStax

Authors    Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
Licensing  CC BY 4.0

University Physics Volume 1

"University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves." -Open Stax

Authors   William Moebs, Samuel J. Ling, Jeff Sanny
Licensing  CC BY 4.0

University Physics Volume 2

"University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses... Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism" -OpenStax

Authors   Samuel J. Ling, William Moebs, Jeff Sanny
Licensing  CC BY 4.0

University Physics Volume 3

"University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses... Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics." -OpenStax

Authors   Samuel J. Ling, Jeff Sanny, William Moebs
Licensing   CC BY 4.0