Many over the years who have used the Physics Phenomena web site (www.physicsphenomena.com) have wondered if and when a supplemental online workbook would be made available. Well that time is now. The main focus of this WordPress based site is to provide workbook pages and additional complementary material for students of physics who want to get into the more technical side of the subject and learn and practice basic problem solving in the subject.
A special thanks to those three (Two programmers and another physics teacher) who have contributed to the development of both the original site and this WordPress site through collaboration on many levels.
For now the problem sets are algebra based, with future plans for introducing a calculus based approach. This is because the roots of the original site, which gave rise to what you are seeing now were designed for home schooled children and others who had a genuine curiosity about physics, but very little math experience.
This site is organized to provide the user with problem solving sets ranging from basic math skills (something that can be skipped over by more advanced students) to getting started in problem solving itself. All problem sets are in the form of posts, where the label of each post is the number of the post as it was entered (much like a page number), followed by the actual problem set #, which is then followed by a description of what the problem set is about, before the actual problems, themselves, appear. Since this is not a static printed book form, but rather an active electronic form of a document, supplementary information will show up from time to time to enhance the experience of using this type format.
SPECIAL NOTE… The first two posts represent information about the site and how using a defined problem solving format, from now on referred to as GFESA can be used. While the GFESA is not the only way to go, a structured approach is always recommended, for both oral presentations as well as written out solutions. The third post demonstrates the use of the GFESA format. The fourth post is essentially a table of contents for the problem solving sets to follow also in the form of posts, themselves, and are organized in groups much like any workbook is expected to be organized. The order begins with basic math skills for the uninitiated in world of physics. For those more experienced, they can go right to the posts labelled by subject area according to this table of contents.