Could we create a collaborative online ebook that talks about the important physics concepts covered that is normally covered in school?
My normal learning routine has been:
- Read the textbook
- Hope for good explanation on Wikipedia
- Search physics.stackexchange for a really good explanation
The problem with wikipedia is that it is a good reference but not good and helping me understand the concepts.
For example, I am learning about Helmholtz free energy; my book and wikipedia did no contribution on helping me.
My dream would be to have a collaborative explanation of physics concepts. The goal would not be reference, but bridging the gap between knowledge and understanding.
Also, there are a hundred posts on here asking for book references. We could fix the book reference question by having each major idea in physics highlighted with a tutorial explaining it and a list of book references on the topic.
It would also be amazing if each concept had a list of prerequisite concepts, and optional concepts that would greatly contribute towards wrapping the mind around the content.
- Create a tutorial object that can contain text & graphics with the intent to explain important physics concepts.
- Create a recommended reading list of books to each tutorial object.
- Create a required concept list for each tutorial object.
- Create a recommended concept list for each tutorial object.
What do you guys think?