Physics by Inquiry An introduction to Physics and the Physical Sciences is the product ofthan 20 years of research and teaching experience Developed by the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington, these laboratory based modules have been extensively tested in the classroom Volumes I and II provide a step by step introduction to fundamental concepts and basic scientific reasoning skills essential to the physical sciences Volume III, currently in preparation, extends this same approach to additional topics in the standard introductory physics course Physics by Inquiry has been successfully used to prepare preservice and inservice K 12 teachers to teach science as a process of inquiry to help underprepared students succeed in the mainstream science courses that are the gateway to science related careers and, to provide liberal arts students with direct experience in the scientific process, thus establishing a solid foundation for scientific literacy.

5 thoughts on “Physics by Inquiry Vol 2: v. 2

  1. Liz B. Liz B. says:

    that can be adapted to a problem based or conceptual physics course One problem that a lot of physics textbooks have is that they do very little to connect the mathematics the language of physics with what happens outside of a theoretical scenario on a piece of paper Science is about how the natural world works, and reducing it to you have two objects on frictionless ice does nothing for students abilities to apply the physics concepts to their own experiences outside of the laboratory or classroom.This book teaches physics from the opposite direction You are first asked to do the experiment and describe what is happening using words that are easily understood don t worry about using the right vocabulary Once you think you have figured out what is happening, you are guided through experiments that are designed to confront commonly held models about the experience, encouraging you to refine your model You end up with an idea about how a particular phenomena works using real objects, in circumstances you might find outside of the classroom.This is the second volume, but the numbering is continuous from the first, which can be confusing when you turn up page 630 only halfway into the book There is than just qualitative or conceptual physics going on In many places, you are asked to determine the mathematical rule for a particular phenomenon index of refraction, Ohm s Law, etc.In order to teach something, and to be able to answer those oddball questions you ll get from students, it is vital that educators have a deep conceptual understanding of how the physics works This book leads you through the content in such a way that it happens.

  2. JO JO says:

    Came in excellent condition, new book I wanted to go used but by buying new I was able to get the prime shipping that I really needed so I could do a homework that was already assigned p Crisp white pages, with clean lab instructions and diagrams I have done experiments 1 4 so far, and I m happy with it It starts off easy, and there aren t any numbers There isn t a need to quantify what you re learning so far, it s about discovering and making your own connections And a page or so after where it asks for your hypothesis ideas guess on how something works, it will work that definition into a sentence Great Book

  3. Dave Dave says:

    As advertised

  4. May K. May K. says:

    good price and in great condition

  5. Iria Anorve Iria Anorve says:

    This was not what I expected It it kind of hard to follow I would not recommend it for teachers to follow.