OK, so here’s the scoop. I have come to understand that there are SOME people who don’t like Physics. I’ve also heard that some even hate it with a BLIND RAGE. How is this possible? Physics is the most fun, most useful, most needed tool out there for any technical field. Why so much despair?

I claim it’s how you have been taught in the past. Unclear explanations, unexplained terminology, and no real-world “hook” that can help you grab a foothold. I get it. I claim that anyone who doesn’t like Physics just hasn’t met the right teacher. That’s where I and this website come in.

We will explore Physics in approachable ways. This is the key to learning — clear, understandable explanations in small chunks, practical, worked-out examples, with some math along the way to provide signposts and handrails.

I’ve taught Physics for many years, and I’ll share with you some tricks and resources for successful learning. Click here to learn more!

These are some of the things you will find here:

  • A series of chapters explaining the material, with worked-out examples
  • Homework problems (with answers!) for you to try
  • Quizzes to see how well you understand as you go, and
  • Other material as requested by subscribers!


I am Monte Bateman, and have taught Physics for years, at levels ranging from high school through graduate school. I am also a homeschooling father with two homeschool sons.

Originally from Oklahoma, I attended the University of Oklahoma where I earned my Ph.D. in Physics. Being from Oklahoma, I did my graduate research in severe storms studies, mainly thunderstorms and lightning. I currently work at NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where I’m part of the lightning research group.

I have enjoyed teaching many subjects, and I have always received outstanding teaching reviews — I have a talent for explaining complicated subjects in a very understandable way.

I want to help as many people as I can to learn and understand introductory Physics. I am writing a new textbook, and you can help.

Click here to learn more!