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When Russia sent Gagarin out in space, USA panicked: At that time, learning makeup and social dancing and how to drive a car were important high school subject - rocket science was not. So the authorities started a crash program to develop high quality science textbooks for the high school level, one series of chemistry books, one of physics books.

I know only the physics books, but they were excellent! They were not the ones used in my high school, but I found them in the school library. I would very much like to have a copy of those books today. If I only knew what to search for.

The books were known by some 4 letter abbreviation. I believe it was something like "Study Committee for the Physical Sciences". "SCPS" does not ring any bell, at least nor very loudly, but I believe that I am close. Can anyone help my memory? Or even better: Help me to get hold of a copy of the book set.

Curious note: Since my teenage years, one of my favorite Albert Einstein quotes is "The answer is 'yes' or 'no', depending on the interpretation". For thirty years, I was curious to know what the question was Smile | :) . A few years ago, someone suggested that I tried the "Ask the library" service of Library of Congress. All I knew was AE's answer, with no source, and not even the exact wording. Nevertheless, in less than 24 hours, I received an answer. I was impressed!

The question was asked in the same context as what caused this textbook project to be initiated. Quoting from memory (so it may not be exact, word by word), the question was: "Does the high school system provide a good enough education for American youth?"
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