Every page of this physics book - available on paper or as free pdf - is wonderful and captivating – promised! Enjoy finding out what fireworks 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.
The edition printed in colour is subtitled "The Colours of Physics". You can find the book also in your national Amazon store: just search for "Motion Mountain Schiller".
Using hundreds of stories, pictures, films, tables and puzzles, five volumes 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). A sixth 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. The pdf files have been downloaded over 300 000 times. Several younger readers liked the book so much that they decided to study physics at university.
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