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We publish the free Motion Mountain Physics Textbook.
We publish the free Motion Mountain Physics Textbook.

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The 16 readable slides on the tangle model have been updated:
http://www.motionmountain.net/Schiller-Strand-Colour-Talk.pdf

The model reproduces QED and QCD in all its details - Lagrangian, Feynman diagrams, running of couplings - with the help of a Planck-scale mechanism.

The model also reproduces general relativity and black hole thermodynamics.

Predictions:
no GUT,
no supersymmetry,
no new particles,
massive neutrinos,
AND:
calculable standard model parameters.
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A concise summary of a hypothesis on the unification of physics, in 16 slides, is available at the top of http://www.motionmountain.net/research.html .

With a rather simple fundamental principle, it seems possible to deduce general relativity, quantum mechanics and the three gauge groups U(1), SU(2) and SU(3). Also the elementary particle spectrum seems to appear.

Calculation of the parameters of the standard model, namely masses, mixings and coupling constants, could be in reach.
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Be amazed by motion in nature! The 2018 edition of the free Motion Mountain physics book can now be downloaded at www.motionmountain.net .

5 free pdf volumes let you explore the motion of plants, animals, lightning, planets, light, particles and empty space itself! Be fascinated by molecular motors, black holes, the beauty of nature and of the concepts of physics, from the principle of cosmic laziness – least action – to gauge symmetry, the symmetry of charges and quarks!

The volumes of the 2018 edition now also tell how to rotate a ball glued into a soft mattress for ever and ever - and challenges you to be the first to film this feat; they show how to create floating images with a simple toy, explain that usual light bulbs produce speeds faster than light when switched on, tell about why it is correct to say that the sun has already set when we see it just touching the horizon in the evening, challenge you to build a high-precision ball-chain or `Netwon's cradle', show that a formula for pi is hidden in the hydrogen spectrum, provide more fun with quantum physics and colours, tell about noise-producing plants, ask about the Spanish burton and the fool's tackle, present the measurement unit for the spiciness of chili peppers, and present many other stunning images, facts and stories about motion of things, animals, light, stars, shadows, black holes and quantum particles. Enjoy!
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The free volume "The Quantum of Change" is an introduction into quantum physics. The free pdf file contains many pictures and photographs. Written for beginners, it presents the world of quantum effects in a way that is surprising and challenging on every page. This 4th volume about the Adventure of Physics can be read and downloaded at http://www.motionmountain.net/quantum.html

The volume is now available in Vietnamese, translated by Cao Sĩ Sơn, on the page http://www.motionmountain.net/vietnamese.html The title of the translation: Lượng tử biến đổi.
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A steel ball glued into a soft mattress can rotate forever.

See the fascinating videos that prove this on
www.motionmountain.net/videos.html

including this one:

https://youtu.be/tazjVJcxm50
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Jumping Spiders have telescopic eyes with two lenses (like a real telescope) that they can move withing the head, as told in the volume on optics of the free Motion Mountain Physics Textbook:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvN_ex95IcE
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A new animation of the belt trick by Jason Hise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ul_-ABYaYU

Enjoy watching a sphere that rotates inside an elastic mesh.
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The beautiful free vietnamese translation of the free physics textbook Motion Mountain can now be downloaded online. It was translated by Cao Sĩ Sơn:

http://www.motionmountain.net/vietnamese.html

The free English edition and the editions in other languages remain available, of course.
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Physics is more fun when it is told that it is the science of motion. An example of the fun involved is the simplest electric train possible, ususing just a coil, a battery and two magnets. It is shown in the video collection:

www.motionmountain.net/videos.html

Enjoy.

Christoph Schiller
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