Conceptual Physics vs. Conceptual Physical Science
Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:13 PM
Conceptual Physical Science
Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:57 PM
Posted 02 April 2009 - 05:04 PM
Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:21 AM
My guess is that the Physical Science is what would be 8th/9th grade in the US and includes chemistry/earth/space as well as forces/motion and including some algebra 1 type math stuff. The Conceptual Physics would be the high school level class, focused exclusively on physics and using higher levels of math.
Thanks for the reply, it's a good guess. Although, I have 'Conceptual Physics', and the maths in it isn't very hard at all (I'm not sure what constitutes Algebra 1) - after all, they books were conceived specifically to teach physics without significant maths knowledge.
FYI I think that is the college edition of the Hewitt book. There was also a high school version.
Yes, the 'Explorations' version? Thanks for the heads-up; I usually buy books above level, though, just to make sure they include all the stuff necessary and for extended work.
Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:32 PM
We have Paul G. Hewitt's:
Conceptual Physics ninth ed ISBN 0-321-05202-1 & the supplementary Practicing Physics (9th ed) ISBN 0-321-05153-X which my brother-the-physicist says should make a good high school Physics course (he teaches Physics at the university level in Canada.) We will include more, but I have a year and a half to get that organized.
We also have: Touch This! Conceptual Physics for Everyone by Paul G. Hewitt, ISBN 0-321-05162-9 which I do not think would make a good high school level course book. We're going to use it for middle school Physics, and/or for a reference book.
EKS wrote this (that's Kai):
The watered down one that I mentioned is Hewitt's Conceptual Physical Science-Explorations. It seems to be an abridged, simplified version of the high school version of Conceptual Physics.
And so there still remains the high school version. I think you want that one, but I don't know the ISBN. My dd will do the college one when she is in grade 10/sophomore.