Motion Mountain

Reading the physics text online

Wonder and Thrill on Every Page

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Many things move in nature - and on the internet: therefore this page can be slow to load. Alternatively, you can browse the files of the free physics textbook also on scribd, at http://www.scribd.com/collections/2705622.

Volume I, on mechanics and thermodynamics, is presented and summarized here.

Volume II, on relativity and cosmology, is presented and summarized here.

Volume III, on electromagnetism and the brain, is presented and summarized here.

Volume IV, on quantum physics, is presented and summarized here.

Volume V, on biology, technology and astrophysics, is presented and summarized here.

If you want to experience why physics, the science of motion, is so fascinating, think about the story of the atoms and molecules in your body: the hydrogen atomes formed in the big bang, the carbon in some star that exploded long before the Sun formed. The water molecules were collected on Earth from comets that crashed onto our planet long before life formed. And if you want to know what is so fascinating about motion around us, watch the videos on this page.

If you want to contribute images, drawings, films, animations, stories, facts, puzzles, surprises or correction, send an email. If you want to help translating the welcome page or a part of the text into your language, send an email. We will reward what you do. More details are given here. oh

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