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This is a freely downloadable physics textbook exploring mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, special and general relativity, quantum theory, and modern unification attempts. The central theme is the importance of motion and the understanding of motion in both modern and classical physics. Throughout the text, the author tries to spark interest and challenge the reader through diversions into applications and modern research questions. Although conceptual and non-mathematical, the text uses some of the most modern research questions as examples. The three main sections of the book cover classical physics, quantum physics, and unification theories and spacetime.
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Classical Mechanics
- General
Electricity & Magnetism
General Physics
Modern Physics
- Elementary Particles
- General
Quantum Physics
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- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
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Keywords:
Action principles, introductory physics, modern topics, online textbook, physics textbook, spacetime
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Metadata instance created March 28, 2004 by christoph schiller
Record Updated:
September 14, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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December 5, 2006
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Particles and Interactions and the Standard Model
Unit Title: The Standard Model

This textbook was developed by an author who believes "physics is the science with the worst textbooks". He intends Motion Mountain to be a simple, captivating, and up-to-date introduction to modern physics. The concept of motion is the guiding framework for this textbook, with speed, force, and charge being central to the presentation. The book was written for self-study.

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Topic: Digital Collections: Physics and Physical Science
Unit Title: Physics Textbooks

This is a freely downloadable physics textbook exploring mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, special and general relativity. Although conceptual and non-mathematical, the text uses some of the most modern research questions as examples. The three main sections of the book cover classical physics, quantum physics, and unification theories and spacetime.

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C. Schiller, , Version 19th (2004), WWW Document, (http://www.motionmountain.net/).
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C. Schiller, Motion Mountain - The Free Physics Textbook, , Version 19th (2004), <http://www.motionmountain.net/>.
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Schiller, C. (2006, December 5). Motion Mountain - The Free Physics Textbook. Retrieved November 1, 2014, from http://www.motionmountain.net/
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Schiller, Christoph. Motion Mountain - The Free Physics Textbook. December 5, 2006. http://www.motionmountain.net/ (accessed 1 November 2014).
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Schiller, Christoph. Motion Mountain - The Free Physics Textbook. Vers. 19th. 2004. 5 Dec. 2006. 1 Nov. 2014 <http://www.motionmountain.net/>.
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