Introductory Physics, 3rd Edition

Introductory Physics, 3rd Edition

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ISBN: 9780998169958
Grades: 9-12

Product Description:

Please note that although the text has been updated to the 3rd edition, it is still compatible with the other 2nd edition components (Solutions Manuals) which will remain in the 2nd edition. As in the other Novare science texts, there is a section written to the student in preparation for doing the course. Each chapter, then, includes objectives, information broken down into smaller digestible pieces, examples and illustrations, and wraps up with a chapter exercise. Green "Do You Know" boxes tell some interesting historical fact concerning the topic. Answers to computational questions are included with each exercise. The back of the text includes a glossary, reference data, chapter equations and objectives list, experiments with guidelines for keeping a journal, scientists to know, and accurate measurements. Chapters include nature of scientific knowledge, motion, Newton's Laws of Motion, energy, momentum, atoms/matter/substances, heat and temperature, pressure and buoyancy, waves/sound/light, introduction to electricity, DC circuits, fields and magnetism, and geometric optics.

Five (out of six) of the experiments from the Experiments for Introductory Physics are found at the back of the student text. You can do just those five and still have very in-depth labs with lab reports. The experiment information found in the back of the student text is in addition to what is found in the Experiments for Introductory Physics book, so you will need both books.

Publisher Description:

Introductory Physics is ideal for the "physics first" high school science program, which places a physics-based course in the freshman year. We believe physics logically belongs at the start of the high school science sequence because it includes so many foundational skills and concepts that chemistry and biology studies can build upon later.

We understand, however, that many will need to place physics in 10th or 11th grade, so this book is adaptable for that purpose. Two optional chapters ("Pressure and Buoyancy" and "Geometric Optics") have been included with more challenging math content for those older students.

Students should be enrolled in concurrent algebra I to use this book, which is standard track mathematics for 9th grade. We make our exercises challenging, requiring students to utilize multiple concepts and skills to arrive at an answer, but nothing higher than basic algebra is required for this text. This book does not use trigonometry; for our advanced physics text, please see our other book, Physics: Modeling Nature.

All Novare textbooks uphold the Mastery-Learning paradigm, designed to break the Cram-Pass-Forget Cycle and promote long-term retention of course content. This paradigm appears in several essential methods, but the centerpiece is a weekly quiz assessment in which quizzes are fully cumulative (there are no chapter exams at this level). With cumulative quizzes determining a sizable portion of the grade, students must develop a new approach to their personal management of this class that includes regular review—we recommend about one-third of their time devoted to reviewing old quizzes and homework, and two-thirds for new material. The Digital Resources for Introductory Physics provide students with a sample study regimen in the Weekly Review Guides, with advice on how best to study each week. Chapter exercises are only calculations or full-sentence answers, never multiple choice or matching.

As with all NSM texts, Introductory Physics is written from the perspective of the historic Christian faith. Read about how we bring this about on our Textbook Philosophy page—it's different from other Christian publishers.

We place a lot of content dealing with the history of science in the body of the text, not in a sidebar where it can be ignored. Knowledge of this history of science is essential to understanding how science works. There is even a little philosophy exploring the nature of scientific knowledge—something you won't find elsewhere. Technical communication, both written and verbal, is emphasized.

If that wasn't enough, we take pride in producing physical books of top quality. Beautiful, relevant color graphics appear throughout as well as prose that is accurate, lucid and concise. Our beautiful hardbacks are sturdy and enduring. We use library quality, "smyth-sewn" binding so pages never fall out and the spine never cracks. And we prefer a page layout approach that is aesthetically sensitive, pleasing, and engaging.

Finally, the assigned experiments for this book focus on giving the student a genuine experience of a lab scientist, emphasizing proper procedures, safety consideration, materials disposal, lab journaling, lab report writing, precision vs. accuracy, handling apparatus, and accounting for unexpected results. Student instructions for 5 laboratory experiments are included in the appendix. Teacher's instructions are included in the supplemental book Experiments for Introductory Physics and Accelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry.



Category Description for Novare Introductory Physics:

Intended for ninth grade, the Novare Series takes a 'Physics First' approach to science education. Introductory Physics is for any student who is performing at grade level and should have already taken Algebra 1 or be taking it concurrently. Physics in ninth grade better prepares students for the content they will encounter in biology and chemistry.

Novare employs a mastery approach to learning science - students should learn, master, and retain, what they learn. This approach covers fewer topics and covers them more deeply. This text also integrates learning by combining skills in the areas of science, math, science history, and English language usage. This text is written from a Biblical worldview and seeks to help students see God in the world. If teaching this at the ninth-grade level, the author suggests that you can omit chapters 8 and 13 and still have a complete course of study. There isn't a lot of written homework; rather, students should focus on memorizing and reviewing in keeping with the mastery approach.

Although the text is now 3rd edition, it is still compatible with the 2nd edition Solutions Manual and Complete Solutions resources. As in the other Novare science texts, there is a section written to the student in preparation for doing the course. Each chapter, then, includes objectives, information broken down into smaller digestible pieces, examples and illustrations, and wraps up with a chapter exercise. Green "Do You Know" boxes tell some interesting historical fact concerning the topic. Answers to computational questions are included with each exercise. The back of the text includes a glossary, reference data, chapter equations and objectives list, experiments with guidelines for keeping a journal, scientists to know, and accurate measurements. Chapters include nature of scientific knowledge, motion, Newton's Laws of Motion, energy, momentum, atoms/matter/substances, heat and temperature, pressure and buoyancy, waves/sound/light, introduction to electricity, DC circuits, fields and magnetism, and geometric optics.

Five (out of six) of the experiments from the Experiments for Introductory Physics are found at the back of the student text. You can do just those five and still have very in-depth labs with lab reports. The experiment information found in the back of the student text is in addition to what is found in the Experiments for Introductory Physics book, so you will need both books.

Experiments for Introductory Physics and ASPC (Accelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry, for gifted students and available from the publisher) includes only six experiments. It is the author's feeling that fewer in-depth experiments with lab reports will deepen comprehension. His goal was to develop experiments that are academically solid, inexpensive, and interesting. Some of the materials needed may be more difficult to obtain, so the author has a resource on page 96 of this book that lists materials that will work at home and where they can be purchased. Each lab includes learning objectives, materials required, experimental purpose, overview, pre-lab discussion questions, how to score lab reports, student instructions, and illustrations. 

The Resource CD includes a course overview with suggestions for pacing, assessments, grading, and more. There are 28 quizzes and two semester exams with answer keys for the computational sections and sample answers for the verbal questions, weekly review guides, and suggested daily schedule.

The Solutions Manual includes detailed solutions for all computational problems found in the Student Text. These not only tell you the correct answer, but how to get them.

Intended for teachers and parents (not students) Complete Solutions and Answers includes complete written out answers to all text questions, quizzes, and exams (Fall and Spring Final Exams). Each question or problem is states, then a complete, worked-out solutions is given. These are the answer keys found on the Resource CD, from the back of the book, both verbal and calculation, plus the content of the solutions manual. This is an optional product. 168 pgs, pb.

This is a very good course that promotes thinking skills in the realm of physics and prepares students for the rest of their high school science and college level sciences. ~ Donna




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Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.


Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
ISBN
9780998169958
Author
John D. Mays
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Novare Science and Math
Weight
2.3 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.75" x 6.75" x 1.0"
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It is part of our Alveary curriculum.
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Solid science program. Everything from Novare is first rate!
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It is part of our Alveary curriculum.
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Gail B on Oct 21, 2020
Solid science program. Everything from Novare is first rate!
Kathleen K on Aug 7, 2020
It is a part of the Homeschool program we use.
Megan F on Jul 6, 2020
I need the 3rd Edition
Cynthia H on Jun 4, 2020
I picked this particular science because of it's foundation for other sciences and because of it's Christian Worldview.
Kristine S on Sep 5, 2019
required class book
Brian J on Aug 26, 2019
This book is also required for Wilson Hill Academy
Christine R on Aug 20, 2019
required for a class
ANGELA R. on Aug 14, 2019
Required book for our homeschool co-op.
Selena P on Aug 7, 2019
Teacher requested this.
Tammie G on Jul 2, 2019
Supplement public school learning since a text book is not provided
Jennifer C on Aug 24, 2018
Assigned book
Jamie R on Aug 21, 2018
Required for a class at Wilson Hill Academy.
User on Apr 28, 2018
Required text for school. I bought it here because of the free shipping!
Melissa B on Jun 6, 2017
online reviews
Gail B on Oct 21, 2020
It is a part of the Homeschool program we use.
Megan F on Jul 6, 2020
Are the quizzes and exams only located in the digital resources? Are the digital resources, solutions manuals, and separate experiment book necessary to teach the course? It seems that there is overlap between these three/four sources and the textbook. What is the minimum I need for the course?
Kathryn on Mar 10, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the quizzes and exams are only located in the digital resource. I usually try to buy as little as I can get away with and often skip teacher’s manuals, etc. For this course I would say the digital resource and lab report handbook are essential. The lab report handbook is not specific to this course, can be used for all of high school (actually my engineering professor husband uses it for his senior level college course too). I am glad that I bought the experiment book, but there is overlap there with the textbook. The textbook contains only the student instructions and the experiment book gives much more detail for the instructor.
I know Novare does not take a Young Earth Creation approach. How does the view of creation come into this book?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It really doesn't enter much into it. I teach a co-op lab class for this, with about 16 kids, mostly of the young earth view, and, although I let everyone know about the worldview of this up front, it really has not seemed to be much of any issue. Mainly it sticks to physics, but does highlight the awesomeness of our creator. There is a section on the history of our understanding of the universe that discusses the struggles sometimes between science and faith, where you might want to engage in discussion about your family's or church's beliefs. Overall, though, we are happy with the text.
I need to know the ISBN of these books?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: text: 978-0-9966771-8-9
sol'ns manual: 978-0-9972845-5-3
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