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The Physics: Mechanics, Waves, and Acoustics Content Pack is one of three OpenStax University Physics offerings and has been transformed into a turn-key Möbius online course and focuses on: mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves*. This content emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result. This customizable resource includes all traditional OpenStax features such as chapter introductions, sections, review material, and practice tests, and has been enhanced with Möbius capabilities including algorithmic questions, in-lesson questions with unlimited practice, helpful hints, and immediate feedback.

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Course Structure

  • All content is organized into 19 Units for easy navigation
  • Concepts are presented across 158 Lessons that include illustrative visualizations, unlimited practice, helpful hints, and immediate feedback to promote Active Learning
  • Different forms of assessment materials are distributed across 17 Assignments to evaluate student comprehension through a variety of different question types
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19 units
158 assignments
17 lessons
500+ questions

Unit 1: Introduction

  • 1.1 The Scope and Scale of Physics

  • 1.2 Units and Standards

  • 1.3 Unit Conversion

  • 1.4 Dimensional Analysis

  • 1.5 Estimates and Fermi Calculations

  • 1.6 Significant Figures

  • 1.7 Solving Problems in Physics

  • Chapter 1 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 2: Vectors

  • Introduction

  • 2.1 Scalars and Vectors

  • 2.2 Coordinate Systems and Components of a Vector

  • 2.3 Algebra of Vectors

  • 2.4 Products of Vectors

  • Chapter 2 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 3: Motion Along a Straight Line

  • Introduction

  • 3.1 Position, Displacement, and Average Velocity

  • 3.2 Instantaneous Velocity and Speed

  • 3.3 Average and Instantaneous Acceleration

  • 3.4 Motion with Constant Acceleration

  • 3.5 Free Fall

  • 3.6 Finding Velocity and Displacement from Acceleration

  • Chapter 3 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 4: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

  • Introduction

  • 4.1 Displacement and Velocity Vectors

  • 4.2 Acceleration Vector

  • 4.3 Projectile Motion

  • 4.4 Uniform Circular Motion

  • 4.5 Relative Motion in One and Two Dimensions

  • Chapter 4 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 5: Newton's Laws of Motion

  • Introduction

  • 5.1 Forces

  • 5.2 Newton's First Law

  • 5.3 Newton's Second Law

  • 5.4 Mass and Weight

  • 5.5 Newton's Third Law

  • 5.6 Common Forces

  • 5.7 Drawing Free-Body Diagrams

  • Chapter 5 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 6: Applications of Newton's Laws

  • Introduction

  • 6.1 Solving Problems with Newton's Laws

  • 6.2 Friction

  • 6.3 Centripetal Force

  • 6.4 Drag Force and Terminal Speed

  • Chapter 6 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 7: Work and Kinetic Energy

  • Introduction

  • 7.1 Work

  • 7.2 Kinetic Energy

  • 7.3 Work-Energy Theorem

  • 7.4 Power

  • Chapter 7 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 8: Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy

  • Introduction

  • 8.1 Potential Energy of a System

  • 8.2 Conservative and Non-Conservative Forces

  • 8.3 Conservation of Energy

  • 8.4 Potential Energy Diagrams and Stability

  • 8.5 Sources of Energy

  • Chapter 8 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 9: Linear Momentum and Collisions

  • Introduction

  • 9.1 Linear Momentum

  • 9.2 Impulse and Collisions

  • 9.3 Conservation of Linear Momentum

  • 9.4 Types of Collisions

  • 9.5 Collisions in Multiple Dimensions

  • 9.6 Center of Mass

  • 9.7 Rocket Propulsion

  • Chapter 9 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 10: Fixed-Axis Rotation

  • Introduction

  • 10.1 Rotational Variables

  • 10.2 Rotation with Constant Angular Acceleration

  • 10.3 Relating Angular and Translational Quantities

  • 10.4 Moment of Inertia and Rotational Kinetic Energy

  • 10.5 Calculating Moments of Inertia

  • 10.6 Torque

  • 10.7 Newton's Second Law for Rotation

  • 10.8 Work and Power for Rotational Motion

  • Chapter 10 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 11: Angular Momentum

  • Introduction

  • 11.1 Rolling Motion

  • 11.2 Angular Momentum

  • 11.3 Conservation of Angular Momentum

  • 11.4 Precession of a Gyroscope

  • Chapter 11 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 12: Static Equilibrium and Elasticity

  • Introduction

  • 12.1 Conditions for Static Equilibrium

  • 12.2 Examples of Static Equilibrium

  • 12.3 Stress, Strain, and Elastic Modulus

  • 12.4 Elasticity and Plasticity

  • Chapter 12 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 13: Gravitation

  • Introduction

  • 13.1 Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

  • 13.2 Gravitation Near Earth's Surface

  • 13.3 Gravitational Potential Energy and Total Energy

  • 13.4 Satellite Orbits and Energy

  • 13.5 Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

  • 13.6 Tidal Forces

  • 13.7 Einstein's Theory of Gravity

  • Chapter 13 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 14: Fluid Mechanics

  • Introduction

  • 14.1 Fluids, Density, and Pressure

  • 14.2 Measuring Pressure

  • 14.3 Pascal's Principle and Hydraulics

  • 14.4 Archimedes' Principle and Buoyancy

  • 14.5 Fluid Dynamics

  • 14.6 Bernoulli's Equation

  • 14.7 Viscosity and Turbulence

  • Chapter 14 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 15: Oscillations

  • Introduction

  • 15.1 Simple Harmonic Motion

  • 15.2 Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion

  • 15.3 Comparing Simple Harmonic Motion and Circular Motion

  • 15.4 Pendulums

  • 15.5 Damped Oscillations

  • 15.6 Forced Oscillations

  • Chapter 15 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 16: Waves

  • Introduction

  • 16.1 Traveling Waves

  • 16.2 Mathematics of Waves

  • 16.3 Wave Speed on a Stretched String

  • 16.4 Energy and Power of a Wave

  • 16.5 Interference of Waves

  • 16.6 Standing Waves and Resonance

  • Chapter 16 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

Unit 17: Sound

  • 17.1 Sound Waves

  • 17.2 Speed of Sound

  • 17.3 Sound Intensity

  • 17.4 Normal Modes of a Standing Sound Wave

  • 17.5 Sources of Musical Sound

  • 17.6 Beats

  • 17.7 The Doppler Effect

  • 17.8 Shock Waves

  • Chapter 17 Review

  • Textbook Problems by Section

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