Extended Syllabus

The table of contents of Physics by Inquiry (Volumes I and II) is presented below:
 
VOLUME I
 
PROPERTIES OF MATTER 
Part A: Measurements of matter
1 Mass 
2 Principles of balancing 
3 Measurements of mass  15 
4 Uncertainty  20 
5 Operational definitions  27 
6 Volume  34 
7 Changes in mass and volume  38 
8 Distinguishing between mass and volume  42 
Part B: Pure substances 
9 Proportional reasoning with mass and volume  44
10 Density  51 
11 Measurements of densities  55 
12 Sinking and floating  58 
Part C: Scientific representations 
13 Graphing mass and volume  66 
14 Interpreting algebraic expressions  76 
15 Interpreting the equal sign  82 
16 Reasoning by analogy  90 
Part D: Solutions of solids in water 
17 Dissolving in water  92
18 Concentration of solutions  94 
19 Changes in concentration  98 
20 Measurements of concentration  100 
21 Saturation of solutions  103 
22 Applications of analogies  108 
23 Applications of proportional reasoning  112 
Part E: Solutions of solids, liquids, and gases 
24 Solutions of liquids in liquids  122
26 Solvents other than water  124 
27 Solutions of gases in liquids  125 
28 Extracting solutes from solutions  127 
Supplementary problems for Properties of Matter  129 
HEAT AND TEMPERATURE
Part A: Measurements of heat and temperature
1 Temperature  163
2 Changes in temperature  168
3 Heat and heat transfer  172
Part B: Thermal properties of matter
4 Heat capacity and specific heat  177
5 Distinguishing between heat capacity and specific heat  185
6 Proportional reasoning with heat and temperature  187
7 Phase changes  193
8 Heat in everyday life  198
Supplementary problems for Heat and Temperature  202
LIGHT AND COLOR
Part A: Light and shadows
1 Introduction to light  225
2 Light sources, masks, and screens  230
3 Pinhole cameras  239
4 Shadows  244
Part B: Pigments and colored light
5 Pigments  247
6 Colored light  251
7 Pigments under colored light  255
Supplementary problems for Light and Color  259
MAGNETS 
Part A: Behavior of magnets
1 Magnetic interactions  277
2 The parts of a magnet  280
3 The earth as a magnet  283
4 Comparing the strengths of magnets  286
5 Breaking and stacking magnets  288
Part B: Magnetic materials
6 Magnetic fields  293
7 Magnetic field mapping  301
8 Making magnets  305
9 A model for magnetic materials  309
Supplementary Problems for Magnets  316
ASTRONOMY BY SIGHT: THE SUN, MOON, AND STARS 
1 Sun shadows  325 
2 Observing changes in the sky  333 
3 The size and shape of the earth  339 
4 Daily motion of the sun  343 
5 Phases of the moon  349 
6 Daily motion of the stars  359 
7 Describing locations on the earth  367 
8 Celestial clocks and calendars  371 
Supplementary problems for Astronomy by Sight: the sun, moon, and stars  373 
APPENDICES 
Table of densities  Appendix 1 
Table of specific heats  Appendix 2 
Table of latent heats and boiling and melting points  Appendix 3 
INDEX  Index 1 
 
VOLUME II
 
ELECTRIC CIRCUITS 
Part A: Behavior of simple electric circuits 
1 Single-bulb circuits  383 
2 A model for electric current  390 
3 Extending the model for electric current  397 
4 Series and parallel networks  406 
Part B: Measurements of current and resistance 
5 Kirchhoff's first rule  418 
6 Equivalent resistance  426 
Part C: Measurement of voltage 
7 Multiple batteries  430 
8 Kirchhoff's second rule  445 
9 Series and parallel decomposition  455 
10 Ohm's law  465 
Part D: Batteries and bulbs in everyday life 
11 Real batteries  478 
12 Energy and power  485 
Supplementary problems for Electric Circuits  494 
ELECTROMAGNETS 
1 Magnetic field of a current-carrying wire  521 
2 Making magnets with a current-carrying wire  524 
3 Building motors  529 
Supplementary problems for Electromagnets  533 
LIGHT AND OPTICS 
Part A: Plane mirrors and images 
1 Introduction to reflection  539 
2 Image formation in a plane mirror  546 
3 Multiple images  555 
Part B: Lenses, curved mirrors, and images 
4 Introduction to refraction  562 
5 Law of refraction: Snell's law  568 
6 Examples of refraction in everyday life  575 
7 Image formation by convex lenses  579 
8 Image formation and ray diagrams  585 
9 Image formation and the thin lens equation  592 
10 Image formation by concave lenses  597 
11 Image formation by curved mirrors  606 
12 Optical instruments  613 
Supplementary problems for Light and Optics  619 
KINEMATICS 
Part A: Motion with constant speed 
1 Uniform motion  639 
2 Quantitative descriptions of positions and times  642 
Part B: Motion with changing speed 
3 Introduction to nonuniform motion  649 
4 Changing velocity  660 
5 Acceleration  665 
Part C: Graphical representations of motion 
6 Motion and graphs  669 
7 Curved graphs  675 
8 Graphs and actual motions  688 
9 Rates and graphs  692 
10 The concept of acceleration  697 
Part D: Algebraic representations of motion 
11 Interpreting algebraic equations  704 
12 Determining displacement for uniformly accelerated motion  707 
13 Finding the area under a graph  716 
14 Calculating averages  725 
15 Relating graphs to algebraic equations  735 
16 Solving problems in kinematics  738 
Supplementary problems for Kinematics  748 
ASTRONOMY BY SIGHT: THE EARTH AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM 
1 The celestial sphere  787 
2 Annual motion of the sun and stars: a geocentric model  796 
3 Annual motion of the sun and stars: a heliocentric model  802 
4 The seasons  805 
5 The planets  811 
Supplementary problems for Astronomy by Sight: The Earth and the Solar System  817 
INDEX  Index 1