|McDermott, Lillian C. / Physics Education Group|
Physics by Inquiry, An Introduction to Physics and the Physical Sciences, 2 Volume Set
1995. 864 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-471-54870-6 - John Wiley & Sons
Physics by Inquiry is a set of laboratory-based modules that provide a step-by-step introduction to physics and the physical sciences. Through in-depth study of simple physical systems and their interactions, students gain direct experience with the process of science. Starting from their own observations, students develop basic physical concepts, use and interpret different forms of scientific representations, and construct explanatory models with predictive capability. All the modules have been explicitly designed to develop scientific reasoning skills and to provide practice in relating scientific concepts, representations, and models to real world phenomena.
Physics by Inquiry is available in two volumes:
Volume 1: 0471-144401
Volume 2: 0471-14441X