Physics

SUNY OER Courses

SUNY OER Services offers template courses that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

These courses are delivered via the Lumen Learning platform, and can be integrated into your LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle) quite easily.

  • Physics (for Non-Majors): This course covers the standard topics of a two-semester algebra-based physics course.
  • Physics for Majors Volumes 1–3: This three volume collection of calculus-based physics covers a wide spread of topics. These volumes are currently under development.

Additional Offerings

Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SUNY OER Services platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Physics courses. If you have suggestions of public domain or Creative Commons content to add here, please let us know.

Name Source Notes License
College Physics OpenStax Algebra-based instruction CC BY
University Physics OpenStax Calculus-based instruction. A three-volume collection CC BY
Light and Matter Light and Matter This site has several different physics books:

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
Problems in Introductory Physics
Fundamentals of Calculus
Relativity for Poets
Special Relativity
General Relativity

CC BY-SA
MIT Physics MIT A collection of MIT Open Courses CC BY-NC-SA
Calculus-Based Physics Anselm Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students. This book includes problem sets CC BY-SA
Physics Labs Andrews University Labs for General Physics I, General Physics II, Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, and Physics for Scientists and Engineers II CC BY-SA
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics EGU An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union CC BY
Global Journal of Physics  GJP An international open access, peer reviewed, online journal that communicates current, originative research in the areas of Physics field. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific preeminence. Original works are invited in form of research paper/ manuscript. Manuscripts should follow the style of the journal and are subject to both review and editing. Manuscripts submitted to GJP must not have been submitted simultaneously to other journals. CC BY

If you’d like to utilize any of the above resources in your own classroom, you’re welcome to

  • link directly to them in your learning management system (LMS)
  • copy and paste these materials into any format you’d like (a page in your LMS or a Word document, etc.). Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • print out materials and distribute them in your classroom. Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about integrating them into your LMS
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about collecting them in a bound, printed version to provide through your campus bookstore
The timeline for these last two options can vary, and will be discussed as part of your consultation with SUNY OER Services. Get started with consultation services here.