According to the traditional arrangement of subject matter in textbooks on high school physics, it is customary to introduce the treatment of mechanics of so-lids by beginning with the subject of motion, force, and Newton's laws of motion. This at once leads the immature student into a labyrinth of abstract conceptions that is generally disheartening. It would show better judgment on the part of the teacher to begin the subject of mechanics with material that is more concrete to the student and which is continually before him in his environment.
©1929 by Iowa State Teachers College
"Mechanics of Solids,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 2:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol2/iss1/4