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chri_schiller@yahoo.com
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May2-06, 04:00 AM
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The new, nineteenth edition of the free Motion Mountain physics text
can now
be downloaded at

http://motionmountain.net

Over 1000 pages lead through the whole of physics, from mechanics to
relativity, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, quantum theory, nuclear
physics
and unification.

The nineteenth edition gives details on radiometric dating techniques,
explains how to destroy airplanes with thermometers, shows how to use
the same
idea to measure the speed of bullets and that of light, presents a
classical
system that obeys the Schroedinger equation, introduces Tesla coils,
shows
that space-time has different properties in certain patent offices,
tells how
to see effects from atoms using only a lamp and a piece of metal, gives
more
details on clouds and jets of astronomic size, shows how to perform a
precision Michelson-Morley experiment, gives the latest results on the
Pioneer
anomaly, introduces fusion reactors, demonstrates the chromatic lens
errors of
the eye, and presents the simplest unsolved problem about the trefoil
knot.

The text also provides improved writing, more figures, more
curiosities, many
additional solutions to the challenges, and, thanks to the help of
Martin
Elsaesser, the first embedded animation. Many thanks also to all those
readers who have suggested improvements and material for the text. An
errata
page that allows direct feedback via the website is now available.

Enjoy.

Christoph Schiller

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