Written by Raymond Serway and Jerry Faughn specifically for college-bound students, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Physics © 2012 is a comprehensive high-school physics program that presents a balanced and engaging approach to conceptual and problem-solving instruction. The authors’ goal was to design a student-friendly, accurate, and up-to-date text that addresses the challenges that face students learning physics today. What makes this iBook stand out are the latest technology and multimedia-rich resources. These interactive and supportive features engage students in unique and exciting ways. In addition, the content has been made even more accessible to a wide range of learners by chunking text into Main Ideas. Also included are relevant and motivating features, in-depth skills support, improved readability with strong vocabulary and reading support, and superior support for problem solving.
The 22 chapters consist of:
1. The Science of Physics
2. Motion in One Dimension
3. Two-Dimensional Motion and Vectors
4. Forces and the Laws of Motion
5. Work and Energy
6. Momentum and Collisions
7. Circular Motion and Gravitation
8. Fluid Mechanics
11. Vibrations and Waves
13. Light and Reflection
15. Interference and Diffraction
16. Electric Forces and Fields
17. Electrical Energy and Current
18. Circuits and Circuit Elements
20. Electromagnetic Induction
21. Atomic Physics
22. Subatomic Physics
Overall a good curriculum but I have found 2 very bothersome glitches:
1: The practice problems window view shrinks every time you go to another app (i.e. Multitasking)
2. Every time I open a problem set one of the very first problem sets pops up for about 2 seconds.
Nice high school level text, but ...
Why even bother if there are no answers for the problems?
Can’t even download to either on my macBookPro (yosimite) or my iPad mini retina. Hours with apple support didn’t do much. Tried on three different connections (each of them very stable connections with 30mpbs speed).
I’m able to download other iBooks just fine. So I don’t know if it is this book!
Pathetic on Apple’s part I’d say, that a simple download has to be this painful.