Nuffield Physics: Teachers’ Guide IV
Year IV of Nuffield Physics was to be presented as a much more logical and closely knit programme than that of earlier years. The authors assumed that if previous work had been satisfactory, the students would have had sufficient experience and enjoyment to wish to undertake the work, and would continually ask questions -calling for a more highly organized intellectual structure for the subject.
However, teachers were told that it was important that the change of treatment should not be made the excuse for a degeneration into a purely mathematical exercise. The authors emphasized that theory must be soundly based on experiment - and that experimental work should remain largely the pupil's own class experiments, not the teachers' demonstrations.
Preface to Year IV
Synopsis of the programme for the whole of Year IV
1. Physical basis of Newtonian mechanics
2. Kinetic Theory of Gases
3. Universal Conservation of Energy
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