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written by Glenn Elert
This online textbook contains explanations, examples, and practice problems for many topics in introductory physics.  These topics include Mechanics, Matter, Thermal Physics, Waves & Optics, Electricity & Magnetism, and Modern Physics.  This textbook is a work in progress and is not yet finished.
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© 1998 Glenn Elert
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G. Elert, The Physics Hypertextbook, (1998), <>.
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Elert, G. (2006, July 18). The Physics Hypertextbook. Retrieved August 9, 2020, from
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Elert, Glenn. The Physics Hypertextbook. July 18, 2006. (accessed 9 August 2020).
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Elert, Glenn. The Physics Hypertextbook. 1998. 18 July 2006. 9 Aug. 2020 <>.
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