Texts, prac books and problem books

Some of the print resources listed here may be out of print. They have been included because they may still be available from libraries, bookshops and private collections. Second hand copies may be available online.

Text Books

  • Chapman, R et al. 2017, Heinemann Physics 12, Heinemann, Melbourne.
  • Conference Proceedings of AIP/STAV Physics Teachers Conferences 1992-2006.
  • Fry, C et al. 2017, Heinemann Physics 11, Heinemann, Melbourne.
  • Fullick, P 2000, Heinemann Advanced Science, 2nd edn, Heinemann, UK.
  • Giancoli, DC 2000, Physics: Principles with Applications, 5th or 6th edns, Prentice Hall.
  • Hewitt, P 2001, Conceptual Physics, Pearson Education, USA.
  • Kane, JW & Sternheim, MM 1988, Physics, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
  • O'Keeffe, D et al. 2017, Jacaranda Physics 1, John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Brisbane.
  • O'Keeffe, D et al. 2017, Jacaranda Physics 2, John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Brisbane.
  • Storen, A & Martine, G 2004, Nelson Physics, VCE Units 1 and 2, 3rd edn, Nelson (textbook, teacher resource book), Melbourne.
  • Storen, A et al, 2005, Nelson Physics, VCE Units 3 and 4, 3rd edn, Nelson (textbook, teacher resource book), Melbourne.

Sources of communication articles

  • "Inside Science" inserts in New Scientist.  They ceased in the late 1990's, but can be obtained by subscribing to New Scientist or by buying the complete set from Amazon or other suppliers.
  • Physics Problems in Context: Year 11 STAWA.
  • Physics Problems in Context: Year 12 STAWA.

Sources of practical activities

  • Armitage, F et al. 1988, Physics Demonstrations, STAV Publishing.
  • Freier, G D & Anderson, F J 1981, Demonstration Handbook for Physics, AAPT Publishing.
  • McKittrick, B 1991, Physics Experiments and Student Investigations, McGraw Hill.
  • Gardner, E D & White, R T 1972,Practical Physics, McGraw Hill
  • O'Keeffe, D & Embury, J 1992, Investigating, STAV Publishing.
  • Swift, D G 1983, Physics for Rural Development, Wiley New York.
  • Walker, J 1988, The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers, Wiley, New York.
  • Physics Investigations in Context: Year 11 STAWA.
  • Physics Investigations in Context: Year 12 STAWA.

Problem Books

80 pages of Problems Sheets: Geoff Phillips has retired from teaching but would like to make available to teachers his collection of Physics problem sheets. There are about 80 sheets for Year 11 and 12 Physics. Although written for the previous Study Design, most are still appropriate to the current course. The problem sheets are all original material written by Geoff, so his copyright should be acknowledged when they are being photocopied or printed. They also come with answers and detailed solutions. If you wish to obtain the sheets, you can email Geoff to request the download link.

  • Association for Science Education, Science and Technology in Society, ASE (available from online from National STEM Centre).
  • Boydell, S 2005, Checkpoints Physics Unit 3, 2013, Cambridge University Press, Victoria.
  • Boydell, S 2005, Checkpoints Physics Unit 4, 2013, Cambridge University Press, Victoria.
  • Burrows, R & Lane, M, 2005, VCE Study Pack Physics Unit 3, 2nd edn John, Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Brisbane.
  • Burrows, R & Lane, M, 2005, VCE Study Pack Physics Unit 4, 2nd edn John, Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Brisbane.
  • Champion, N & Dediwalage, R, 2006, Active Physics for Senior Students Units 1 & 2, Nelson, Melbourne.
  • Champion, N & Dediwalage, R, 2006, Active Physics for Senior Students Units 3 & 4, Nelson, Melbourne.
  • Davies, M et al The Leading Edge: VCE Physics Units 3 & 4, Harcourt Education Australia, Melbourne
  • De Jong, E & McDonald, H 2005, Smartstudy, Units 1, 2, 3 & 4 NEAP Melbourne.
  • Gardner, P & McKittrick, B 1985, Problems in Physics, McGraw-HiII.
  • Physics Investigations in Context Year 11 1994, STAWA.
  • Physics Investigations in Context Year 12 1994, STAWA.
  • Physics Problems in Context: Year 11 1993, STAWA.
  • Physics Problems in Context: Year 12 1993, STAWA.
  • Tilley, C &Griffiths, J, 2005, Physics Notes Units 3, 4, A+ Publishing, Melbourne.