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Introduction (by David A. Cooper):-
Physics is an extremely interesting subject, but in school it can be made deeply boring by spending far too much time on carrying out repetitious experiments: at my school we had to roll trolleys down ramps every day for weeks on end, learning next to nothing in the process. Experiments certainly have their place, but we could have done all the important ones involving trolleys in a couple of lessons, getting each group to set their ramp up at a different degree of slant and to share their timing results rather than everyone having to repeat every experiment many times at different angles. With Magic Schoolbook, all experiments are entirely optional: if your imagination is good enough, you might not feel the need to do any of them at all. We will concentrate on real learning.