by Tony Wayne

This is not a comprehensive textbook. It is to serve as resource to help explain some of the main concepts that are covered in a first year physics class. The cool stuff happens in class with demonstrations, explanations, labs, and activities. It can be used as a review or as a primer before class. This resource contains a lot of animations and movies embedded from YouTube. It is meant to be different from a printed textbook. Hopefully more engaging.

Each chapter can be switched by the menu at the top right of the pages in the blue bar. The menu is labeled "Chapters."

  1. Dimensional Analysis
  2. Scientific Notation
  3. Significant Figures
  4. Labs (in general)
  5. Trigonometry for Right Triangles
  6. Vectors
  7. Kinematics -Conceptually
  8. Kinematics by Graphical Means
  9. Kinematics by Algebraic Means
  10. Newton's Laws of Motion
  11. Free body Diagrams
  12. 2nd Condition of Equilibrium (Torque)
  13. More about Torque
  14. Circular Motion (Uniform)
  15. Rotational Kinematics
  16. Simple Harmonic Motion
  17. Waves (being written summer 2015)
  18. Projectile Motion
  19. Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
  20. Beyond Gravity
  21. Universal Gravity
  22. Energy
  23. Momentum
  24. Electrostatics
  25. Coulomb's Law
  26. Electricity Basics
  27. d.c. Circuit Analysis (Resistor Reduction)
  28. d.c. Circuit Analysis w/ Kichoff's Rules
  29. Electromagnetism
  30. Light Introduction


  1. Scientific Notation
  2. Significant Figures
  3. Introduction and Review (Kinematics, Projectile Motion, Mechanical Energy Notes.)
  4. Fluids
  5. Thermodynamics
  6. Electrostatics
  7. Coulomb's Law
  8. Capacitance
  9. Electricity Basics
  10. d.c. Circuit Analysis w/ Kichoff's Rules
  11. Electromagnetism
  12. Light Introduction
  13. Geometrical Optics
  14. Wave Optics
  15. Nuclear Physics
  16. Modern Physics
  17. Final Project - GlowScript/VPython

This year's, 2018, Paper Roler Coaster Rules


by Tony Wayne ...(If you are a teacher, please feel free to use these resources in your teaching.)

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