Can anyone recommend a good introductory physics textbook that doesn't use calculus? I know how to do calculus, it's just that the physics course I'm taking doesn't use it because it's beginner's physics so I'm looking for a textbook along those lines.
>I know how to do calculus, it's just that the physics course I'm taking doesn't use it because it's beginner's physics so I'm looking for a textbook along those lines.
So? Algebra/Trig based physics is more or less the same as Calc based with the derivations skipped. You still learn how the solve the same problems the same way so just read a better calculus based book that doesn't assume the reader is retarded.
of course, later you ought to take a course in calc-based physics
probably a course based on average instead of instantaneous values; I remember a high-school course like that. basic mechanics and basic electrostatics with baaaasic thermodynamics (Q = mc(delta)t being as far as it goes)
If you insist: