This book is suitable for a first year, non-calculus physics course. It covers mechanics, fluids, gravitation, thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics, including atoms, an introduction to quantum mechanics, special relativity, and nuclear and particle physics. Trigonometric functions and vectors are introduced as needed.
"Particle Physics and High Energy have stagnated since the early 1970s. Now, the underlying principle of reductionism - so sacred to twentieth-century physics - is itself being questioned. This book examines these tumultuous developments that are leading to a paradigm shift and a new horizon for Physics."