The Motion Mountain Physics Text is a free and entertaining physics textbook -
with more than 1300 pages - for undergraduates and anybody interested in physics. The text, guaranteed to be
surprising and challenging on every page, is a guide through the adventure of physics.
How do objects and images move? How can animals move? What is motion?
How does a rainbow form? Is levitation possible? Do time machines exist? What does 'quantum' mean? What is the maximum force value found in nature? Is 'empty space' really empty? Is the universe a set? Which problems in physics are still unsolved?
The site publishes a free physics textbook that tells the story of how it became possible, after 2500 years
of exploration, to answer such questions. The ebook is written to be entertaining, surprising and challenging on
every page. With little mathematics, the text explores the most fascinating parts of mechanics, thermodynamics,
special and general relativity, electrodynamics, quantum theory and modern attempts at unification. The essence
of these fields is summarized in the most simple terms: it is shown how they are based on the notions of
minimum entropy, maximum speed, maximum force, minimum change of charge and minimum action.
The text explores the limits of time and space, and the wonders that can be discovered there. Written in
English, its over 1300 pages are provided for students, teachers, and for anybody who is interested in the
precise description of nature.
For each field of physics, the latest research results, the best images,
the most interesting physical puzzles and the most telling physical curiosities are presented.
More than 1600 challenges and over 500 illustrations and tables are included.