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This is an introductory text intended for a one-year introductory course of the type typically taken by biology majors, or for AP Physics B. Algebra and trig are used, and there are optional calculus-based sections. My text for for physical science and engineering majors is Simple Nature.
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Old six-volume version
There is an older version of the book, split into six volumes: Newtonian Physics, Conservation Laws, Vibrations and Waves, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, and The Modern Revolution in Physics. These are out of print, but still available for free in digital form. If you are an instructor who is still using this version, please post the six PDF files on your school's web site so that your students can access them conveniently. They are also available on scribd.com: , , , , , .
For licensing information, please see the copyright page of the pdf version of the book, and the photo credits section in the back of the book. LaTeX source code is available here.