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Next year (senior year) I'm going to take physics, but, quite frankly, I can't wait until then. Summer fast approaches, and I'll have a three month break to allocate my time to studies to 'get ahead' and squelch my lack of education with respect to some subjects. I plan to dedicate an hour or two a day to studying physics, and hope to get through the better part of a textbook (or decently far into it) before entering my senior high school year.

I have a very good command of Algebra, and a decent command of Trigonometry (need more practice with identities, but well enough excluding that), and am working on Calculus, but would rather use a textbook which uses math no higher than Algebra/Trigonometry since I don't have a good command of Calculus yet. Boldly stated,

I have a few Physics textbooks already (older sibling's textbooks), but they are, quite frankly, candy-ass textbooks; nothing but big colorful diagrams, and useless, disorganized crap in between the diagrams. I was thinking something fairly rigorous, but makes the concepts interesting, ordered progressively, and most importantly, doesn't use Calculus.

I was looking at this text on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0131846612/?tag=pfamazon01-20

But I'd prefer to get your opinions before shelling out $75 (used) for a book that might not be any good (though the reviews seem to be in the text's favor).

In any case, I'd really appreciate some help finding a textbook worth spending my time and money on, thanks very much.

- Danno

I have a very good command of Algebra, and a decent command of Trigonometry (need more practice with identities, but well enough excluding that), and am working on Calculus, but would rather use a textbook which uses math no higher than Algebra/Trigonometry since I don't have a good command of Calculus yet. Boldly stated,

**what's the best Physics textbook I can use that doesn't require Calculus?**I have a few Physics textbooks already (older sibling's textbooks), but they are, quite frankly, candy-ass textbooks; nothing but big colorful diagrams, and useless, disorganized crap in between the diagrams. I was thinking something fairly rigorous, but makes the concepts interesting, ordered progressively, and most importantly, doesn't use Calculus.

I was looking at this text on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0131846612/?tag=pfamazon01-20

But I'd prefer to get your opinions before shelling out $75 (used) for a book that might not be any good (though the reviews seem to be in the text's favor).

In any case, I'd really appreciate some help finding a textbook worth spending my time and money on, thanks very much.

- Danno

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