Technology for learning
"Interactivity" means students actually see how what they do affects the system they are learning about. In one lab, students learn about orbits by changing the speeds of the planets and observing their motion. Students discover the orbital velocities of the planets by doing experiments. Then, they plan a Mars mission by modeling the velocities needed to get top Mars from Earth. That's real learning.

Interactive simulation opens up new modes of learning that are engaging and far more efficient and effective than traditional paper textbooks.

Animation is another powerful way to learn. The phases of matter are a good example. The difference between a gas and a liquid is obvious when things are actually moving.

It has to work!
Of course, if the technology doesn't work you can't learn from it! Our technology is designed with schools in mind.
  • There is a matching hardcover textbook.
  • Our e-Book doesn't need an internet connection.
  • You don't need to install any software to use our e-Book (just drag and drop a folder).
  • Our e-Book runs on iPad, Mac OS X, Windows PCs, Chromebooks, Android tablets, and smartphones
    Not different versions - but the same version for all devices.
  • Everything is also online so you can use the internet when you have it, and use the e-Book offline when you don't.
  • You don't need to manage individual student accounts - there are none.
  • We have an amazing test bank built-in - the best available.
Learning about technology
Technology is also the way in which science is harnessed to solve real-world problems. Our curriculum constantly provides answers for the question "why do I need to know that?" We need to know because that is how our world works. The technology behind energy generation is an important application of physics.
Magnetic resonance imaging is a medical application of the physics of nuclear magnetic resonance. Carbon nanotubes are an unusually strong material despite being lightweight.

Throughout the book, students learn about applications of physics in modern society:

  • Electronics, such as semiconductors and the transistor;

  • Nuclear technology, such as magnetic resonance imaging;

  • Communications technology, such as radios, cell phones, and global positioning satellites;

  • Energy technology, such as the details of energy conversion for fossil fuels, design of hybrid cars, and other green technologies;

  • Nanotechnology, such as filtration, drug delivery, and memresistors as digital storage devices; and

  • Lasers and photonics, such as laser surgery, holography, and optical fibers.