Introductory Physics: Complete Video Course Taught by John D. Mays is a complete set of video lessons for the Novare Science text, Introductory Physics, by John D. Mays. In this video series, the author of the text teaches through the year-long course, lesson by lesson. Videos include demonstrations, problem-solving examples, drills, animations, graphics, and images. Additionally, each of the five laboratory experiments in Introductory Physics is conducted. The Complete Video Course is perfect for homeschool students, who otherwise may not have access to expert instruction. The Complete Video Course is also useful for new teachers, substitute teachers, and schools who find themselves temporarily without a physics teacher.
Introductory Physics is ideal for the "physics first" high school science program, in which all students take physics during the freshman year. This text also includes two optional chapters with more challenging math content (Pressure and Buoyancy, and Geometric Optics), making the course suitable for use in 10th or 11th grade as well. For a thorough explanation of the many advantages of placing “physics first," please read this article. The article also lays out our two-track (grade-level and honors/accelerated) plan for high school science and math.
Introductory Physics is designed for students who are enrolled concurrently in Algebra I, the standard grade-level math course for 9th grade. Chapter exercises are rigorous and challenging, requiring both written and computational answers, but nothing more advanced than basic algebra is required for the computations in this text. This text is not an upper-level vector/trig-based course; for a vector-based text, see our book Physics: Modeling Nature.
Student instructions for five complete laboratory experiments are included in the appendix. Additional instructions for teachers are included in the supplemental book, Experiments for Introductory Physics and ASPC.
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