Books

Click on a book below (or use the menu) for more information on each one. A common theme in all of the books (except the 7th one!) is the large number of worked-out problems/examples. 

Note: The (very inexpensive) KINDLE VERSIONS of the 1st through 4th books are PRINT REPLICA, which maintains the formatting. The pages look exactly the same as the paperback pages; the files are essentially pdfs in kindle form. You can read them on your computer with the free kindle app (but strangely the files might not be compatible with actual kindle readers).

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The Green-Eyed Dragons and Other Mathamatical Monsters

 

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Special Relativity: For the Enthusiastic Beginner

 

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Probability: For the Enthusiastic Beginner

 

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Problems and Solutions in Introductory Mechanics

 

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Electricity and Magnetism

 

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Introduction to Classical Mechanics

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Something a bit different...
Things We've Thought of Enough

   

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Waves (Draft)

       

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In the works:
Algebra and Geometry: For the Enthusiastic Beginner

 

Additional material:

  • Problem of the week: A set of (very hefty) problems, some of which appear in "Introduction to Classical Mechanics," is located here.
  • Limericks: Many of the limericks in "Introduction to Classical Mechanics," along with ones on other topics, can be found with annotation here.
  • More humor: If you like the limericks, here's some more physics humor.