Lectures on Physics has been derived from Benjamin Crowell's Light and Matter series of free introductory textbooks on physics. See the editorial for more information....

Download and Release History

If you are interested in using a local copy of Lectures on Physics you can download it as an HTML-Help file:

[2011-03-22] Release 0.85 [22.1 MB]
The zip archive contains the entire ebook as an HTMLhelp file.
After downloading please unpack the zip archive and
double click the file "physics.chm" to open the ebook.


Following is the release history of Lectures on Physics:

Release Date Remarks
0.85 2011-03-22 A few minor bugs fixed.
0.84 2011-01-31 Missing index in HTMLHelp-File fixed; a link to the VIAS library search form is included on every page; JavaScript bug in index pages fixed.
0.83 2010-11-10 various minor bug fixes; "see also" links added; Greek symbol are replaced by unicode representations to be compatible to modern browsers
0.82 2009-06-20 various minor bug fixes; index improved
0.81 2006-11-21 Simulation of Lenses and Simulation of Atomic Spectra added; improved index; more "see also" references; biographies of Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Georg Simon Ohm, Joseph John Thomson and Werner Heisenberg added; various spelling errors fixed; ebook is now available as zip archive to avoid security problems.
0.80 2006-03-23 New chapter on Newtonian physics added; page about natural isotopes and Albert Einstein added
0.70 2006-03-12 New chapter Modern Physics available; correction of the Creative Commons License type (wrong license type was included by mistake, we apologize for any misleading statements).
0.60 2006-02-27 Four of the six books are now available online: Conservation Laws, Vibration and Waves, Electricity, and Optics
0.50 2006-02-12 About 50% of the original textbook is available. Several additional sections, images and simulations have been incorporated into the original text.
0.10 2005-12-17 First implementation of parts of the entire textbook. The rest of the textbook will be made available subsequently.

Last Update: 2011-03-23