2/17/2014 Added the Feynman Lectures link to the
list of offsite resources.
9/26/2013 I have converted all the problem
solution videos to H.264 MP4 format and uploaded all the solutions to
YouTube. I added links to the YouTube playlist on the
solutions pages of this web site.
8/23/2012 Reformatted SAC102 video solutions to
H.264 MP4 format
8/28/08 Minor corrections of typos to Volume
I. New version is cbphysicsIA18.
3/24/08 Corrected some typos in the 2nd Semester
SAC problems. The current version is of the problems document
3/12/08 Correction to page 188 of Volume I Chapter
21: Changed amplitude to "square of amplitude". New version
of Volume II is cbPhysicsIIb24.
3/01/08 Removed the circle from each of the
integral signs for the magnetic flux through a loop in Chapter 18 of
Volume II. New version of Volume II is cbPhysicsIIb23.
2/28/08 Added computer algebra section to off-site
2/21/08 Corrected solution to SAC215-4.
Many thanks to Christopher Benoit.
1/30/08 Edited solutions dealing with electric
potential to effect change of using phi instead of V for electric
potential in 2nd semester SAC problems.
1/14/08 Updated the 2nd semester formula
sheet accessible from the 2nd Semester Downloads
1/9/08 Volume II of book: Corrected some minor
typos. Added "one kind of charge" footnote--thanks to John
Denker for his insights on that. Changed notation so that phi
(instead of V) represents electric
potential. Am still using V for electric potential
difference. So, V = Delta phi.
12/2/07 Corrected solution to SAC134-3
11/18/07 Added solution to SAC131-6.
11/17/07 Minor change to problem statement for
SAC132-6. Replaced the soltution that had been posted
for SAC132-6 with the actual solution to that problem.
9/3/07 Correction to solution
to SAC103-4. (Added "reference level.")
8/19/07 Fine-tuned the 1st semester SAC
problems. Avoided calling a variable a function, made all
force variable names F_subscript. Changed the problem
involving the Beck Centripetal Force apparatus to make the problem a
statics problem. The document is now named SACsproblemsIa12.
8/15/07 I made a lot of minor edits to Volume I,
and changed the notation for forces such that every force is
represented by an F with a subscript. I also changed the
wording to reflect something that John Denker reminded me of on phys-l,
namely that in an expression such as v= v_0+at, v is not a function of
t, rather, t and v are both variables and v is what you get when you
evaluate a function, e.g. if you call the
function g, v=g(t)= v_0+at. This version of
Volume I of the book is the one available at LuLu where it is called
the green edition.
8/06/07 Added Data Analysis and Uncertainty
Calculations section to the Offsite Resources page.
8/04/07 On the Off-Site Resources web page:
removed dead links to The College Physics Mathematics
Pretest of H.T. Hudson and T.L. O'Kuma. Added link to
textbookrevolution.org. I had that link on the Off-Site
Resources page before but the site vanished from the internet for
awhile--it is back.
6/9/07 Corrected error in example 4-1 on
page 23 of Volume I. I had substituted the wrong value for m1.
Many thanks to Kyle Markham for pointing out this mistake.
6/8/07 Added information on what students are
expected to turn in for each of the SAC problems that students are
expected to solve using numerical methods on a spreadsheet.
6/7/07 Changed drop distance for problem SAC106A-4
and changed "acceleration" to "angular acceleration" in problem
4/22/07 In Volume II of the book, I
corrected the equations in the discussion of Gauss's Law for the
magnetic field--where I should have had an
infinitesimal area element I had an infinitesimal length
element. Page 322, changed "distance" to "square of the
distance" in writing about r^2. (Many thanks to Alex Macomber
for pointing out the latter error.) The new
version of Volume II is cbPhysicsIIb21.
4/22/07 In Volume II of book:
The page break between pages 287 and 288 occurred at a bad
spot. I fixed that. Changed "spherical" to "closed"
in characterizing an egg-shaped surface on page 297.
On page 302, removed note about depicted Gaussian surface looking like
a circle since diagram has been improved to make it look like a
spherical shell. The new version of Volume II is
4/14/07 Edited ray tracing diagram
problem statements in SAC II problems to specify use of 1:1
scale. Made minor cosmetic edits to other SAC II problem
statements as well. New version is SACProblemsIIa10.
4/13/07 Corrected wavelength value for
"blue" light on page 239. (Thanks to Tom Dahlberg and Ben
4/8/07 The textbookrevolution web site
is being moved to a new host. For now, the link is dead so I
removed it from the cbphysics "What's New" web page.
3/31/07 In Volume II, made
some minor edits on page 238, made page number correction to page 205
(thanks to Katherine Thibodeau), and (thanks to Brendan Sweeny) added
page headers on pages in chapter 22 that were missing them.
New version of Volume II is cbphysicsIIb19.
3/25/07 SAC problem 223-3 became 223a-4
and I created a new SAC problem 223-3. I posted a solution to
the latter and renamed the solution file sac223n3.asf to
sac223an4.asf and bundled the latter with the rest of the
sac223a solutions. The new version of the 2nd semester
problem set is SACProblemsIIa9.
3/10/07 Made following edits to volume 2:
146: (3rd to last line): Change "from which the extend" to "from which
Page 159: last sentence: change "decreasing" to "increasing"
Page 171: Change "Source" to "source"
Many thanks to Amanda Chatterton, Alex Macomber, and Ben Streeter!
New version of volume 2 is cbphysicsIIb17.
Also, have finished adding quizzes to Calculus-Based Physics II
Learners Moodle course.
3/2/07 Refined SAC128 problem 4. The new
version of the 2nd semester SAC Problems is sacProbsIIa8.
2/25/07 Added solution to SAC215-4 to 2nd Semester
Solutions. Corrected subscript on page 20 (thanks to Amanda
Chatterton) and removed extra word from chapter 17 (thanks to
Alex Macomber) of Volume II. New version is cbphysicsIIb16.
2/17/07 Correction to problem statement for
SAC212-3. New version of SAC Problems is sacProbsIIa7.
2/12/07 Changed seat of EMF values in SAC211-2 and
211-3 back to original values to conform with posted
solutions. New version of SAC Problems is sacProbsIIa6.
1/28/07 Minor change to SAC 205-2 solution (put
arrow over symbol used to represent final velocity).
1/27/07 Minor changes to 2nd semester formula
sheet--new version is formulaIIa3.
12/31/06 Published cbphysicsIIb15 to Lulu.com .
12/31/06 Minor changes to Volume II--new version
12/30/06 Volume II: Shortened chapters 18, 19,
20, and 22 and made some cosmetic changes. The new version is
12/22/06 Dr. David Banach of the Saint Anselm
College Philosophy Department set up a cbphysics Moodle server on the
Linux host he runs out of his home. I have started setting up
Moodle courses using the resources at this site. The Moodle
courses currently under construction are at www.cbphysics.com/moodle
12/21/06 Over the last 3 months I have built up
the solutions to 1st semester SAC physics problems. In
particular, I have added 28 new screen capture movie
solutions. In some cases these were used to replace old
screen capture movie solutions and old scanned pencil on paper
solutions; in other cases they are solutions to problems for which no
solution had previously been posted. I have also made some
fairly minor alterations to the 1st semester problems sets--mostly
minor edits to individual problems but I found one problem statement
that was in the wrong set; I replaced it with a new problem and made it
a "new" last problem in the existing set to which it belonged--where it
should have been in the first place.
10/22/06 Minor edits to the 1st semester SAC
problems. New version is SACproblemsIa5. I have
added several solutions to 1st Semester Downloads /
Solutions to SAC Problems.
9/09/06 Volume I p29:changed "no transfer of
momentum" to "no transfer of angular momentum." New vers:
9/03/06 Added the Merry-Go-Round video to the 1st
9/03/06 Minor edits have been done to chapters 1-4
of volume I since the last update (current version is
cbphysicsIa13). The solutions to 1st semester SAC problems
have been updated. In particular, the WinCam exe files have
been replaced with ASF files. The WinCam movies can now be
viewed under the Mac and Linux operating systems. (They can
still be viewed under Windows as well.) The QuickTime and avi
1st semester solution files have been replaced (to reduce file size
8/23/06 Changed avgWithErr and gaussEP to allow
users to format rows, columns and cells without having to turn
protection off. Current versions are avgWithErrA2.xls and
8/22/06 Made improvements to the average with
error spreadsheet and the Gaussian error propagation spreadsheet based
on suggestions by Kathleen Shartzer, Laboratory Instructor at Saint
Anselm College. The biggest change was to protect some cells
to prevent accidental changing of values in them. (It is easy
for the user to remove protection: Tools--Protection--Unprotect
Worksheet.) Current versions are avgWithErrA2.xls and
8/20/06 Updated the Off-Site Resources web
page. Added links to Donald Simanek's Physics Abused web page
and the NIST web site.
8/19/06 Replaced the Gaussian error propagation
spreadsheets with a single spreadsheet gaussEPv2.xls.zip good for 1 to
6 variables. Added Average with Error
spreadsheet AvgWithErrA1.xls to the math resources web
page. It is for calculating the mean and standard deviation
of a set of values entered by the user.
8/18/06 Posted revised versions of error
propagation spreadsheets. 1varErrPropA2.xls to 6varErrPropA2.xls .
8/17/06 Posted revised versions of error
propagation spreadsheets. 1varErrPropA1.xls to 6varErrPropA1.xls .
8/14/06 Added missing section break between
chapters 5 and 6 of volume I and republished to LuLu.com. New
version is cbphysicsIa12.
8/10/06 Added links to error
propagation spreadsheets to the math resources web page.
Each spreadsheet is used to find the mean and standard deviation of a
quantity that is a function of other quantities for which the means and
standard deviations are known. A
Monte Carlo method is used to generate a column of
1000 values corresponding to a Gaussian distribution for each argument
of the function and histogram of each set of 1000 values is
displayed. The values are used to calculate 1000 values of
the function and a statistical analysis of that set of values is done
to determine a mean and standard deviation. A histogram of
the 1000 values of the function is also displayed.
8/8/06 The screen capture with audio physics
problem solution videos for the first semester have been converted to
asf format (as opposed to exe format). Now students can watch
(and listen to) the movies using operating systems other than WindowsTM.
I replace the old wmv and mov files with scans of paper
solutions because of the low quality and large file size of the wmv and
mov movies. This and the conversions greatly reduced the
overall size of the 1st semester solutions package.
8/8/06 Minor edits to volume 1.
(p28:emboldened decimal point in "32.0"; p90: inserted comma
after "chains"; p91: "string" to "rope" in 2 places; p99: subscript
spacing in F_x.) New version is cbphysicsIa11.
8/3/06 Wherever, in volume II, I had written about
the flow of current, I replaced such text with the
"flow of charge," or, as in "the direction of the flow of current," I
struck "flow of" so that, for instance, the example given would read
the "direction of the current." (Charge flows.
Current does not.) The new version of volume 2 is
7/30/06 Published current version of volume I
(cbphysicsIa10) to LuLu with a light blue cover--I called it the blue
7/29/06 Many thanks to Dr. Leigh Palmer, Prof.
Emeritus, Simon Fraser University, who pointed out that my statement
(in chapter 23) that the principle of conservation of energy is
the central, most important, concept in physics was "over the
top." I agree! I added "in the opinion of the
author" to the sentence. The new version of volume 1 is
7/21/06 Minor edits to
chapters 20-34,36,37 of volume 1. Changes to chapter
35. New version of volume 1 is cbphysicsIa9.
7/16/06 Minor edits to chapters 3-19 of volume
1. New version of volume 1 is cbphysicsIa8.
7/9/06 Minor edits to volume 1, mostly to chapter
2. New version of volume 1 is cbphysicsIa7.
7/1/06 Added question sets for chapters 27, 28,
and 29 to the 2nd semester class questions. The current
versions of the files containing the second semester class
questions are: ClassQuestionsIIa5.pdf and
6/8/06 Added links to Physics Documents by John S.
Denker and the PHYS-L listserve to the Offsite resources
page. Added links to the The College Physics Mathematics
Pretest of H.T. Hudson and T.L. O'Kuma
6/4/06 Fixed a link error pointed out to me by
Eric Ostlund. My add3vectors.xls link on the Math Resources
page was pointing to add2vectors.xls by mistake. It now
points to add3vectors.xls as intended. This is the first
mistake pointed out to me by someone from the general public and I am
most grateful to Eric Ostlund for his random act of kindness.
6/3/06 Made numerous edits, mostly cosmetic, to
the 1st-semester SAC Problems. The current versions of the
files containing them are: SACprobsIa2.pdf and SACprobsIa2.doc.zip .
6/2/06 Added the pre-calculus math
videos and the calculus ScreenCam movies to 1st Semester Downloads
under Math Resources. Added links to add2vectors and
add3vectors spreadsheets to the Math Resources web page.
5/29/06 Made numerous edits, mostly cosmetic, to
the second-semester class questions. The current versions of
the files containing them are: ClassQuestionsIIa4.pdf and
5/26/06 Moved the math resource links that were on
the 1st Semester Downloads page to a separate Math Resources
page and, on the 1st semester downloads page, I replaced the links to
individual math resources with a link to that one page.
5/21/06 Made numerous edits, mostly cosmetic, to
the first semester class questions. The current versions of the files
containing them are: ClassQuestionsIa3.pdf and
5/16/06 I zipped up all the 2nd
semester class questions and posted the zip file and a pdf file of all
the 2nd semester class questions to the 2nd semester downloads page.
I removed the html page with the links to the individual 2nd semester
class question files.
5/11/06 Changed the artwork in the Gauss's Law
chapters (Calculus-Based Physics II chapters 35 and 36) to give 3D
Gaussian surfaces, electric fields, and charge distributions a 3D look.
The (old) 2D look caused some confusion about the nature of a closed
surface. New version of volume 2 is cbphysicsIIb13.doc.
5/6/06 The diagrams in problem SAC 211-5 looked
like double exposures in the pdf version of the 2nd Semester SAC
Problems. I made changes to the WordTM version
of the 2nd Semester SAC problems and the 2nd Semester SAC problems in
Random Order and generated the corresponding pdf files. All the new
versions have now been uploaded to this site.
5/5/06 Corrected a typographical error found by
Katherine Coit and one found by Cristian Costescu. Both errors were
near the end of Calculus-Based Physics II (roughly chapter 32 and
chapter 36). At the time of this post, Katherine and Cristian are
students in my Classical Physics course. The current version of volume
II is cbphysicsIIb12. Added 2nd semester class questions for ch 34 and
4/29/06 Fixed link to 2nd semester solutions on
the Downloads II page. (It was set to the 1st semester solutions.)
4/28/06 Added a misconception preamble to Volume
II Chapter 32 (Gauss's Law). Added some 3D effects to diagrams in
chapter 32 and text emphasis that Gaussian surfaces enclose 3D volumes
of space. The new version of volume 2 is cbphysicsIIb11 (replacing
cbphysicsIIb10). Added second semester lecture 35 class questions.
4/23/06 On the "Offsite Resources" web page: Added
a link to the University of Minnesota Physics Education Research and
Development web page.
4/22/06 Added more 2nd semester class questions. I
also added some more 1st semester class questions. The new compressed
file ClassQuestionsIa2.ppt.zip includes all the old 1st semester class
questions as well as the new ones. Added the "About the Book" page to
the web site and posted the "Why I Wrote the Book and Why I Released it
noticed that the sample WinCamTM (executable
files) would no longer download and play. Instead, upon clicking on one
of them, one would get a file not found message despite the fact that
the file was there. I assume this is the result of a recent security
update to Microsoft Internet ExplorerTM. I
compressed the sample WinCamTM files. Now the
user has to download and unzip a WinCamTM
executable file to watch a WinCamTM movie. I
revised the instructions accordingly.
4/15/06 Uploaded an updated version of the 2nd
semester SAC problems. The update represents many minor edits made
during the Spring 2006 semester. Most of them were cosmetic but there
were some corrections, and, a couple of new problems were added as
well. Embedded fonts other than common system fonts in the textbook
word files so that folks can edit the WordTM
files without having to install the physics and GoLoSymbols fonts.
Eliminated some of the text from the home page.
4/08/06 Added more 2nd semester class questions.
4/2/06 Added the link to Donald Simanek's physics
documents and links to my list of offsite research. What a resource!
3/31/06 Added more 2nd semester class questions
and I embedded fonts in all the 2nd semester class questions. I created
a new zip file ClassQuestionsIIa2.ppt.zip of the class question files
(with fonts embedded), but, I did not create a new pdf version of the
class questions--I plan to wait until the end of the semester to do
that. I embedded fonts in the 1st semester class questions too. The
files in ClassQuestionsIa1.ppt.zip now include the fonts.
3/24/06 Added more 2nd semester class questions.
3/18/06 Starting with cbphysicsIIb9: Added
equation numbers to 3 equations in chapter 19 Induction, Transformers,
and Generators. On page 185, changed "The total magnetic at point P
field" to "The total magnetic field at point P" to correct word order
error. (Thank you Jamie Vaughn!) On page 200: put the E in the equation
relating the intensity of light to the amplitude of the electric field
oscillations in italics. (It was in the normal font.) On page 13,
corrected spelling of Calculus and put book title "Calculus-Based
Physics" in italics. On page 211, two lines above diagram, changed "the
the" to "the." (Thank you Cristian Costescu!) Resulting version is
3/10/06 Made minor edits to chapters 30-37 of
Calculus-Based Physics II (now cbphysicsIIb9).
3/8/06 Made minor edits to chapters 28-37 of
Calculus-Based Physics II (now cbphysicsIIb8). I included some of the
steps that I had intentionally left out of the solution to the second
example problem in chapter 32. I decided to include them so that the
reader would not have to flip back to chapter 30 to understand the
solution; and; in order to avoid conveying the impression that it would
be okay for a student, in solving a homework problem, to start with an
intermediate result from a sample problem rather than to start from
"first principles." This made chapter 32 one page longer than it was.
In chapter 30, in several cases, I made a copy of a diagram or equation
that was on one page, on the next page, to reduce the amount of
flip-back that the reader had to do in referring back to earlier
diagrams and equations. This lengthened chapter 30 by one page. I also
removed the equation numbers from the steps in the solutions to the
example problems in chapter 30. In chapter 37 I corrected some glaring
errors in the tables of the very last page of the book.
3/4/06 Made minor edits to chapters 25-27 of
Calculus-Based Physics II (now cbphysicsIIb7).
3/3/06 Added more 2nd semester class questions.
2/25/06 Made minor edits to chapter 11 (thanks to
Katharine Coit and Kevin Bersell), chapter 17 (thanks to Cristian
Costescu), and chapters 22-24 of Calculus-Based Physics II (now
2/18/06 Made minor edits to chapters 19-21 of
Calculus-Based Physics II (now cbphysicsIIb5).
2/10/06 Made minor edits to Calculus-Based Physics
I including the addition of information on power units in chapter 25 as
recommended by Katharine Coit and Kevin Bersell, students in my
calculus-based physics course.
1/27/06 Created a new page entitled "Additional
Class Questions" under 2nd Semester Downloads and started posting the
new class question power point slides that I am creating for the
current semester to that page. Any old question sets that I revise this
semester will be posted there too (so there will probably be some
redundancy with the question sets in the zip file). The plan is to
incorporate the new question sets in the pdf and zip files at the end
of this semester and remove the "Additional Class Questions" page at
1/17/06 Combined chapters 32 and 33 into 1 chapter
thus reducing the number of chapters to 37.
1/8/06 Replaced cbphysicsIIa1 (Volume 2 of the
book) with cbphysicsIb1. Added chapter 38. Shortened chapter 20. Made
minor corrections to chapter 1.
12/31/05 Made cbphysicsIIb1
(Calculus-Based Physics II) available as a paperback black-and-white
book at lulu.com at the cost of production, namely $11.44, which is
less than what it would cost me to make a photocopy of the book.
12/31/05 Made cbphysicsIa5
(Calculus-Based Physics I) available as a paperback black-and-white
book at lulu.com at the cost of production, namely $9.88, which is less
than what it would cost me to make a photocopy of the book.
12/31/05 Replaced cbphysicsIa4 (Volume 1 of the
book) with cbphysicsIa5. (Minor corrections.)
12/27/05 Added 2nd-semester Class
Questions (Microsoft Power PointTM slides and
pdf version of same) to 2nd Semester Downloads.
12/23/05 Added 1st-semester Class
Questions (Microsoft PowerPointTM slides and pdf
version of same) to 1st Semester Downloads.
12/11/05 Replaced cbphysicsIa3 (Volume 1 of the
book) with cbphysicsIa4. (Eliminated 1 erratum. It was pointed out to
me by Jamie Vaughn, a student in my calculus-based physics course.) To
update your copy of cbphysicsIa3 to cbphysicaIa4, replace pages 1 and
12/09/05 Replaced cbphysicsIa2 (Volume 1 of the
book) with cbphysicsIa3. (Eliminated 4 errata, 3 of which were pointed
out to me by Cristian Costescu, a student in my calculus-based physics
course.) To update your hard copy of cbphysicsIa2 to cbphysicaIa3,
replace pages 1, 80, and 264 from cbphysicsIa2 with pages 1, 80, and
264, respectively, from cbphysicsIa3.
12/08/05 Added links to professor Hunt's Physics
Tutorials and Socratic Problem Solutions.
12/08/05 Added pdf "printouts" of the on-line
Blackboard quizzes to both 1st semester and 2nd semester downloads.
11/26/05 Added fonts and 1st
semester formula sheet to 1st semester downloads.
11/25/05 Added "What's New."
11/25/05 Replaced cbphysicsIa1 (Volume 1 of the
book) with cbphysicsIa2. cbphysicsIa2 implements an estimated 20-30
minor edits correcting errors (10 of which were pointed out to me by my
students!) uncovered through use of the book during the Fall 2005
semester at Saint Anselm College. These corrections would be listed as
errata in a traditionally-published book.
10/25/05 Added Math Handouts to 1st
11/24/05 Added Solutions to 2nd
Semester Physics Problems
11/20/05 Added Off-Site Resources
11/14/05 Released Calculus-Based
Physics (version a revision 1) and ancillary materials under the