With the unique Foundations of Physics hands-on, inquiry based instructional approach, more students can understand and retain complex physics concepts. The text and investigations connect each new concept to students’ experience in the lab or real world, and present ideas in both words and illustrations. This program also combines the best attributes of conceptual and mathematical instruction as students use equations (introductory algebra level) to analyze data and solve quantitative problems. Landscape "one-concept" page spreads and full-color graphics enhance learning and retention.
CONTENTS † Introduction Chapter 1: The Science of Physics
Unit 1: Measurement and Motion Chapter 2: Measurement and Units Chapter 3: Models of Motion Chapter 4: Accelerated Motion
Unit 2: Motion and Force in One Dimension Chapter 5: Newton’s Laws: Force and Motion Chapter 6: Forces and Equilibrium
Unit 3: Motion and Force in 2 and 3 Dimensions Chapter 7: Using Vectors: Motion and Force Chapter 8: Motion in Circles Chapter 9: Torque and Rotation
Unit 4: Energy and Momentum Chapter 10: Work and Energy Chapter 11: Energy Flow and Power Chapter 12: Momentum
Unit 5: Waves and Sound Chapter 13: Harmonic Motion Chapter 14: Waves Chapter 15: Sound
Unit 6: Light and Optics Chapter 16: Light and Color Chapter 17: Optics Chapter 18: Wave Properties of Light
Unit 7: Electricity and Magnetism Chapter 19: Electricity Chapter 20: Electric Circuits and Power Chapter 21: Electric Charges and Forces Chapter 22: Magnetism Chapter 23: Electricity and Magnetism Chapter 24: Electronics
Unit 8: Matter and Energy Chapter 25: Energy, Matter, and Atoms Chapter 26: Heat Transfer Chapter 27: The Physical Properties of Matter
Unit 9: The Atom Chapter 28: Inside the Atom Chapter 29: Heat Transfer Chapter 30: Nuclear Reactions and Radiation
Frontiers in Physics Chapter 31: The Edge of What We Know
About the Author
Dr. Thomas C. Hsu is a nationally recognized innovator in science and math education and the founder of CPO Science. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Plasma Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and has taught students from elementary, secondary and college levels across the nation. He was nominated for MIT’s Goodwin medal for excellence in teaching and has received numerous awards from various state agencies for his work to improve science education.