My name is Bill McLay. I am a physics teacher at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY. I have a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a M.A. in Science Education/Physics. I have been teaching physics for over 16 years. I have taught in both public and independent schools, including in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and New York.

I have taught physics at various levels including the AP Physics B and C curricula. At Hackley I first encountered having to teach physics to 9th graders. I found that this was the best time to teach physics as it is active and students can really grasp what is happening as it is often easy to demonstrate. However, since very few schools teach the Physics First way, there were no real textbooks that would do justice to both the concepts and the math at this level. I then created an eTextbook for this class. It has been used successfully in other schools and is available for sale on iTunes and Amazon in digital form only.

In addition, I have a YouTube channel with some video demonstrations. I decided to create this site with lectures to go with the eTextbook.

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