Physics: Modeling Nature Program

By: John D. Mays


Physics: Modeling Nature addresses the complaints teachers typically have with many of the current physics offerings. It is especially suited to STEM programs with a college-preparatory mission. Students who aspire to a technical career will find this to be the best text available, with fresh, elucidating illustrations and a narrative that explains concepts with attention to detail. Teachers will appreciate the book as a solid reference and lecturing tool.


Physics: Modeling Nature (Second Edition) - Textbook


Experiments for Physics: Modeling Nature


Physics: Modeling Nature - Solutions Manual


Physics: Modeling Nature - Digital Resources


Product Description

Many ask about this book’s suitability to AP Physics. From our FAQ page, “Modeling Nature can be used with the AP Physics 1/2 curriculum. In each case, the text covers the entire AP curriculum with a small number of exceptions.” Read here for more.

Finally, Modeling Nature employs vector calculations and assumes students have completed trigonometry as a prerequisite. Problems in the text are not calculus-based, but since many students will take calculus concurrently with advanced physics, connections between the two are frequently highlighted. Modeling Nature is written with Novare priorities—supporting a mastery-learning paradigm, integrating related subjects, and a Kingdom perspective that inspires wonder in the beauty and complexity of God’s great world.

Finally, a recommended supplement to this test is John Gribbin’s book In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat. A list of study questions is included in these resources. Purchasers have access to the Digital Resources for the lifetime of the product.

Physics: Modeling Nature – Errata

Tips and Tools - Free Resources







Optional Resources Available for Purchase
You may wish to purchase the following optional resources to further supplement this course:

The Student Lab Report Handbook (Second Edition)
From Wonder to Mastery: A Transformative Model for Science Education
Favorite Experiments in Physics and Physical Science



Additional Information


John D. Mays


Novare Science and Math


Hardcover, Paperback, Digital Resource





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