Master's Theses

Date of Award

Spring 1950

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Dr. Robert T. McGrath


The specific problem of this thesis is! Comparative Study of Four High School Textbooks in Physics Based _£g Derived Vocabulary. The textbooks used for this study were four in number and at the present time, the state adopted textbooks in physics for Kansas. (1) Elementary Practical Physics by Newton H. Black and Harvey N. Davis, The Macmillan Company, 1945. (2) Modern Physics by Charles C. Dull, Henry Holt and Company, 1945. (3) Elements of Physics by Robert W. Fuller, Reymond B. Brownlee, D. Lee Baker, Allyn and Bacon, 1946. (4) Physics by Walter G. Whitman and A. P. Peck, American Book Company, 1946. The purpose of the study was not to determine which is the best textbook of the four , because there is no one best textbook; but rather to draw attention to the vocabulary of physics textbooks as a means of learning. It is the intention of the writer that the study will be of value to teachers, particularly those teaching high school physics and using any one book or all four books employed in this survey. The thesis may be of some aid to teachers who have a choice of textbooks to make in Kansas or in some other state.


Copyright 1950 Harlan Gibert Bowman

Library Call Number

LD2652 .T5 E3 B68 1950


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