This is a physics textbook written by an educator who is trying to balance teaching students the fundamentals, i.e. ‘the hard stuff’ with the more exciting stuff like quarks, black holes and quantum computing. David J. Raymond of New Mexico Tech believes he has found that middle ground where students can explore the more exciting aspects of modern physics while gaining a strong foundation of more classical physics. He hopes to make the course exciting for students, many of whom are taking the course simply to earn a science credit, and perhaps convince some to pursue a career in physics.

While not identified as a true prerequisite, it is mentioned several times that this course is geared for students who studied physics in high school and were introduced to classical mechanics.

This introductory physics textbook is available as a free PDF file, a black and white print version and a full printed version.

## Table of Contents for:

*A Radically Modern Approach to Introductory Physics Volume I*

- Waves in One Dimension
- Waves in Two and Three Dimensions
- Geometrical Optics
- Kinematics of Special Relativity
- Applications of Special Relativity
- Acceleration and General Relativity
- Matter Waves
- Geometrical Optics and Newton’s Laws
- Symmetry and Bound States
- Dynamics of Multiple Particles
- Rotational Dynamics
- Harmonic Oscillator

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A Radically Modern Approach to Introductory Physics Volume I