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Eclectic Homeschool Online Book Lists - Physics

This section of our website is devoted to book lists that you can take to your library. The lists are sorted by Category, Subcategory and then Topic.

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Physics List

  • Basic Physics : A Self-Teaching Guide
    by Karl F. Kuhn
    ISBN: 0471134473
    Here is a practical, complete, and easy-to-use guide for understanding physics and the physical world. Even if you don't consider yourself a "science" person, this book helps make learning key concepts a pleasure, not a chore. Whether you need help in a course, want to review the basics for an exam, or simply have always been curious about such physical phenomena as energy, sound, electricity, light, and color, you've come to the right place! This fully up-to-date edition of Basic Physics:
    * Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you can teach yourself all about physics
    * Requires no math—mathematical treatments and applications are included in optional sections so that you can choose either a mathematical or nonmathematical approach
    * Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful question-and-answer format
    * Lists objectives for each chapter—you can skip ahead or find extra help if you need it
    * Reinforces what you learn with end-of-chapter self-tests
  • Cartoon Guide to Physics
    by Larry Gonick
    ISBN: 0062731009
    From the author of the bestselling The Cartoon History of the Universe--a refreshingly humorous and effective cartoon explanation of the principles of physics.
  • Cartoon Guide to Physics CD ROM
    by Larry Gonick
    ISBN: 0062790137
    See how gravity affects falling objects. Find out what constant acceleration means. This CD-ROM by Larry Gonick and Art Huffman makes the subject of physics approachable and fun. With Lucy the live astronaut and her cartoon sidekick Ringo as guides, you'll experience the principles of physics in action. System Requirements: 486/33MHz processor or better; Windows 3.1; 4MB RAM (8MB recommended); 5MB free HD space; 14" SVGA monitor; 256 color or higher graphics card; double speed CD-ROM drive; MPC-compatible sound card; speakers; keyboard; mouse.
  • Christian Kids Explore Physics
    by Rober and Elizabeth Ridlon
    ISBN: 1892427206
    The universe that we live in is the result of God’s thoughtful design and careful building. Physics gives us a glimpse into the materials, laws, and structures of that universe. Behold the wonders of creation with this series of 30 easy-to-understand lessons for grades 4-8. Each lesson helps develop an understanding of matter and energy and the rules they follow.
  • Genius : A Photobiography of Albert Einstein
    by Marfe Ferguson Delano
    ISBN: 0792295447
    This photobiography of Albert Einstein publishes to coincide with the year that marks the 100th anniversary of what has been described as Einstein's "miraculous year" and the 50th anniversary of his death. In 1905 Einstein published three important papers describing ideas that changed science forever and eventually had an effect on much of modern life. The most famous of these ideas was his theory of relativity, which took a startling new approach to space and time. In signature National Geographic photobiography format, author Marfé Feguson Delano covers the life and times of Einstein from his childhood to his death, with a particular emphasis on his scientific contributions. She draws connections between Einstein's ideas and modern technology, so that kids can see how his theories led to technologies they take for granted. She discusses Einstein's theory on the structure of light, in which he theorized that light behaved not only like a wave but also like a stream of particles, providing the basis for television, lasers, and semiconductors. Einstein's theory of relativity paved the way for the atomic bomb and opened up an understanding of many things, from the Big Bang to black holes. Ferguson Delano discusses the power of Einstein's ideas, and their influence not only on science but on art, music, and even literature and politics. She places Einstein in context as a world figure and discusses the causes he supported, including nuclear disarmament and civil liberties. And she provides the context of world events as they affected Einstein's life, including the rise of Hitler and World War II. Running text, raised quotes, and extraordinary archival photographs all stunningly designed and handsomely produced make this entry in the National Geographic photobiography series one of the most attractive and compelling yet. The publication date will coincide with celebration of Einstein's life and achievements. In recognition of Einstein's ideas and his influence on modern life, the year 2005 has been declared the "World Year of Physics" (WYP) by such organizations as the American Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. The theme for the WYP celebration in the U.S. is "Einstein in the 21st Century." Organizers are planning large-scale national projects, including a poster contest for elementary school students. Other planned events can be found at http://www.physics2005.org/events.
  • Hands-On Physics Activities With Real-Life Applications: Easy-To-Use Labs and Demonstrations for Grades 8-12
    by James Cunningham, Norman Herr.
    ISBN: 087628845X
    Physical Science Curriculum Library, V
  • Instant Physics : From Aristotle to Einstein, and Beyond
    by Tony Rothman
    ISBN: 0449906973
    For all of you who break out in a sweat at the thought of thermodynamics, or freeze up at the mention of quantum mechanics, like a bolt from the blue, INSTANT PHYSICS will zap you through the fascinating history of our most basic, yet baffling, science. From the thousand-year search for proof of the existence of the ever-elusive atom to the varied and heated arguments behind the big bang theory, INSTANT PHYSICS answers all the heavy questions with a light touch. You'll learn:
    * How the Greek philosophers used the sledgehammer of mathematics to break apart the mysteries of the physical universe.
    * Why gravity is a "romantic" force.
    * How to tell the difference between a gluon, a meson, and a quark, even if you can't see them.
    INSTANT PHYSICS is crammed with special features, including chapter summaries, who's who lists, biographical and historical tidbits, and a host of illustrations, photos, equations, diagrams, and drawings.
  • K'NEX EDUCATION Roller Coaster Physics-2039 pcs
    K'Nex
    ISBN: B000O94QV6
    The Roller Coaster Physics Set brings physics to life. The set allows students to investigate physics concepts in simple systems, prior to the investigation and application of these concepts in the complex roller coaster system.
  • New World of Mr Tompkins, The
    by George Gamow, Russell Stannard (Editor), Michael Edwards (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 0521639921
    Mr. Tompkins is back! The mild-mannered bank clerk with the short attention span and vivid imagination has inspired, charmed, and informed young and old alike since the publication of the hugely successful Mr Tompkins in Paperback (by George Gamow) in 1965. Now, this highly affable character returns to embark on a set of adventures that explore the extreme edges of the universe--the smallest, the largest, the fastest, and the farthest. Just by following the experiences and dreams of Mr. Tompkins, readers discover and come to know the merry dance of cosmic mysteries, including: Einstein's theory of relativity, bizarre effects near light-speed, the birth and death of the universe, black holes, quarks, space warps and antimatter, the fuzzy world of the quantum, and that ultimate cosmic mystery--love. The story of Mr. Tompkins' journey to the frontiers of modern physics will delight and inform all readers. Russell Stannard is a best-selling popular science writer and the author of the critically acclaimed Uncle Albert series of science books for children.
  • Physics: Why Matter Matters
    by Dan Green (Author), Simon Basher (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 0753462141
    Imagine physics as a community full of wacky characters--the building blocks of the universe each with a unique personality. This book throws open the doors and welcomes you into their amazing world. From gravity to the theory of relativity, this unique book provides visual interpretations of complex concepts, designed to make learning physics easier and a whole lot more fun!
  • Roller Coaster Physics
    by K'NEX Education
    ISBN: B00005LADT
    From the Manufacturer
    The Roller Coater Physics Set brings physics to life. The set allows students to investigate physics concepts in simple systems, prior to the investigation and application of these concepts in the complex roller coaster system. Throughout the study of motion and energy, students build on previous knowledge , and transfer it to new situations. Using included materials, lab groups build inclined planes and ball loops, investigating, among tether concepts, projectile motion, speed, friction, centripetal force and conservation of energy. High level math and calculus concepts are addressed and used. The set contains over 3100 K'NEX pieces, color-coded instructions to build two versions of a roller coaster, 4-lab station building instructions, plastic balls for loop and ramp experiments, Extensive Modular Educator Guide, and plastic storage tub.
  • SOS 12th Grade Science
    by Alpha Omega Publishing
    ISBN: 0740300946
    Physics
  • Take-Home Physics: 65 High-Impact, Low-Cost Labs
    by Michael Horton
    ISBN: 1935155059
    Take-Home Physics is an excellent resource for high school physics teachers who want to devote more classroom time to complex concepts while challenging their students with hands-on homework assignments. This volume presents 70 take-home physics labs that use ordinary household items or other inexpensive materials to tackle motion and kinematics; forces and energy; waves, sound, and light; and electricity and magnetism. The result: Students learn background knowledge, reinforce basic process skills, practice discovery, and bridge classroom learning with real-world application all while getting excited about homework. Teachers can also integrate science and literacy by requiring the use of lab notebooks with formal write-ups. Materials lists and safety notes, as well as both student activity pages and teacher
  • Thinking Physics: Understandable Practical Reality
    by Lewis C. Epstein
    ISBN: 0935218084
    Lewis Carroll Epstein explains deep ideas in physics in an easy-to-understand way. Thinking Physics is a perfect beginner's guide to an amazingly wide range of physics-related questions. The book targets topics that science teachers and students spend time wondering about, like wing lift. Epstein elucidates the familiar but misunderstood - such as how tides work - along with more obscure but fascinating phenomena like the "Bernoulli sub" and the "artificial aurora" created by hydrogen bombs. Broken into many short sections and peppered with Epstein's own playful hand-drawn illustrations, the book does not simply give the right answer: It also goes into the answers that seem right but are wrong and shows why they are wrong - a rarity in science books. Thinking Physics is a rigorously correct, lighthearted, and cleverly designed Q and A book for physicists of all ages.
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