Internet Explorer works fine, using the medium font.
The notes are designed for a 800x600 (or larger) display with HiColor or TruColor.
If you are viewing the notes in a window, the color bar that appears at the top of most screens shows the minimum horizontal size.
That is why they are mostly in large type.
If studying bores you, the notes also contain some visual, interactive "toys". Some of them are clearly labeled. Others hide behind innocent looking images, which do weird stuff if you click on them!
If you get curious about things that are not covered in the course syllabus, you will find that the notes let you explore additional topics and even visit other introductory physics courses to see how they do things! Use the Navigation Button to find things.
The notes are an extreme example of a hypertext that is designed to be read interactively from a computer screen. Much of the information content of the notes is in the cross-links that connect one topic with another and those are lost when you print.
If you must print, use the "print preview" to see what you will get and then print only the page numbers that you need. Otherwise you may end up with a lot of mostly blank pages.
The best printing method is to cut and paste from the screen to a word-processor file, edit that until it makes sense, and then print from the word-processor. This method was used to create the printed version of the notes that is available at the VCU bookstore.
Access the notes from the VCU home page. If your browser is not already set to come up with the VCU site as its home page, use the mouse to place the cursor in the location box at the top of the screen. Replace what is there by
Follow the links: