Give your class new momentum with conceptual understanding, valuable math support, and problem-solving activities. Although not calculus-based, Glencoe Physics: Principles & Problems (Copyright 2005) provides a strong foundation for beginning students of high school or college physics. A lot of basic items that are taken for granted by other textbooks are explained in simple english.

For example, the three-lined equal sign ≡ is explained on page 44, along with the difference between average velocity and average speed. Graphs are presented and explained. The equations have subscripts that are relevant to the meaning of the situation. The example problems begin with a problem statement and a detailed procedure for solving it, step-by-step.

2. Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension

3. Kinematics in Two Dimensions; Vectors

4. Dynamics: Newton’s Laws of Motion

5. Circular Motion; Gravitation

6. Work and Energy

7. Linear Momentum

8. Rotational Motion

9. Static Equilibrium; Elasticity and Fracture

10. Fluids

11. Oscillations and Waves

12. Sound

13. Temperature and Kinetic Theory

14. Heat

15. The Laws of Thermodynamics

16. Electric Charge and Electric Field

17. Electric Potential

18. Electric Currents

19. DC Circuits

20. Magnetism

21. Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday’s Law

22. Electromagnetic Waves

23. Light: Geometric Optics

24. The Wave Nature of Light

25. Optical Instruments

26. The Special Theory of Relativity

27. Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom

28. Quantum Mechanics of Atoms

29. Molecules and Solids

30. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity

31. Nuclear Energy; Effects and Uses of Radiation

32. Elementary Particles

33. Astrophysics and Cosmology

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