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Open Textbooks in Physics

There is a growing movement to make educational resources open, that is free of legal, financial, and technical barriers to use and share. Below are links to open educational resources (OER), specifically open textbooks related to physics. 

 

Browsing Books

At Armacost Library, books are organized with the Library of Congress classification system, and are grouped together by topic. Refer to the following while browsing through the stacks on the third floor. (See map.)

QB:  Astronomy

  • QB 1-139:  General Astronomy
  • QB 140-237:  Practical and spherical astronomy
  • QB 275-343:  Geodesy
  • QB 349-421:  Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics
  • QB 455-456:  Astrogeology
  • QB 460-466:  Astrophysics
  • QB 468-480:   Non-optical methods of astronomy
  • QB 500.5-785:  Solar system
  • QB 799-903:  Stars
  • QB 980-981:  Cosmology and cosmogony

 

QC:  Physics

  • QC 1-175:  General physics
  • QC 81-114:  Weights and measures
  • QC 120-168.85:  Mechanics
  • 170-197:  Matter, molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics
  • QC 221-246:  Acoustics, sound
  • QC 251-338.5:  Heat, thermodynamics
  • QC 350-467:  Optics, light, spectroscopy
  • QC 474-496.9:  Radiation physics
  • QC 501-766:  Electricity and magnetism
  • QC 770-798:  Nuclear and particle physics, atomic energy, radioactivity
  • QC 801-809:  Geophysics, cosmic physics
  • QC 811-849;  Geomagnetism
  • QC 851-999:  Meteorology, climatology

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