by John Saxon
||College Prep, Grade 12
In addition to math, Saxon has an excellent physics book. Our son worked through it when he was 16 and it enabled him to write and pass the First Year University Physics Exam, allowing him to go directly into second year physics. I feel it is because he followed Saxon Math through their high school and Calculus courses and took Saxon Physics. I highly recommend this for anyone who is at all serious about these subjects.
This Physics course is taught at an introductory level and does not require that the teacher have a background in physics. Anyone who has taught second-year algebra, especially Saxon's Algebra 2, can teach this book successfully. Saxon Homeschool Physics was written with both average and gifted students in mind.
The entire program is based on introducing a topic to a student and then allowing them to build upon that concept as they learn new ones. Topics are never dropped but are instead increased in complexity and practiced every day, providing the time required for concepts to become totally familiar
Please Note that there is a Solutions Manual available for this text.