The following is a collection of some of my posts that can be put into a simple and quick textbook-type thingy. I am not really sure you would call this a textbook, but maybe you would. This does not include everything you would normally find in a traditional textbook, but clearly it is not traditional. I tried to keep it to just the fundamental ideas. As I write more stuff that is appropriate, I will add it.
In terms of the level of this material, I would think it would be appropriate for advanced high school physics or introductory college-level physics.
I plan to update this list with examples (from Dot Physics and other sites) as they relate to the topics. This will take time though. Maybe in the future, I will put this together as a pdf or ebook format or something.
One final note, if you find this useful and actually use it in some way, please let me know (by adding a comment or sending me an email.
I have started correctly tagging all my old posts. What does this mean? This means that if you want some examples – you have it. For instance, if you want some example posts that deal with projectile motion, here are posts that are tagged “projectile motion”. Now, I admit that sometimes it is not really what you want (look at vectors) – but I think it adds a lot more.
- Fundamentals of Algebra
- Unit Conversions
- Vectors and Vector Addition – Examples with vectors
- Graphs and Kinematics Part I – Examples with kinematics
- Kinematics (motion with constant acceleration) – Examples with kinematics
- Graphs and Kinematics Part II – Examples with kinematics
- Projectile Motion – Examples with projectile motion
- Relative Velocity
- Acceleration of an object moving in a circle – Examples with circular motion
- Intro to Forces
- Free Body Diagrams – Examples with free body diagrams
- Friction – Examples with friction
- Forces and the momentum principle – Examples with the momentum principle
- Numerical Calculations – Examples with numerical calculations
- Springs and Numerical Calculations – Examples with springs
- Work Energy Principle – Examples with work-energy
- Potential Energy – Examples with potential energy
- Collisions – Examples with collisions
Not sure if this is the BEST order to read through these. In fact, you may just read the ones you find useful. Really, I still don’t know exactly the best way to use these but I wanted to put them in some organized manner. Hopefully, I will be able to add more topics, like electricity and magnetism stuff.