This free e-book in six colour pdf files introduces physics, the science of motion. Enjoy finding out what fireworks, mobile phones and butterflies have in common, how muscles work, how colours appear, how levitation is possible, why we can see the stars and which problems in physics are still unsolved.
Using more than one thousand colour pictures, embedded films, stories and puzzles, the pdf files tell about sport, raindrops and animal life (mechanics, gravity and heat), about moving empty space and the sky at night (relativity and the structure of the universe), about lightning, lasers and nerves (electricity, optics, the brain, language and truth), and about colours, pleasure and the stars (quantum physics, nuclear physics and radioactivity). If you are interested, a separate volume tells about the search for a final, unified theory of physics.
Be fascinated by the beauty of
nature and the concepts of modern physics, from the principle of cosmic
laziness – least action – to gauge symmetry! The text guarantees to be
entertaining, surprising and challenging on every page. If you are between
the age of 16 and 106, you will enjoy it. These videos show why.
Motion Mountain is written for pupils, students, teachers and anybody
curious about nature. It has been downloaded over 160 000 times; also the
paper edition is successful; for the available
ebooks, see here. A number of younger readers liked it so much that they decided to
study physics at university. Enjoy it!
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Two sample pages:
Browse the first volume here, and the other volumes at the end of the download page:
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