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FALL, FLOW AND HEAT

1 Why should we care about motion? 15

2 From motion measurement to continuity 32

3 How to describe motion – kinematics 67

4 From objects and images to conservation 84

5 From the rotation of the Earth to the relativity of motion 112

6 Motion due to gravitation 138

7 Classical mechanics and the predictability of motion 177

8 Measuring change with action 193

9 Motion and symmetry 208

10 Simple motions of extended bodies – oscillations and waves 227

11 Do extended bodies exist? – Limits of continuity 256

12 From heat to time-invariance 285

13 Self-organization and chaos – the simplicity of complexity 310

14 From the limitations of physics to the limits of motion 323

Appendix A Notation and conventions 328

Appendix B Units, measurements and constants 339

Appendix C Sources of information of motion 352

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RELATIVITY

1 Maximum speed, observers at rest, and motion of light 15

2 General relativity: gravitation, maximum speed and maximum force 95

3 The new ideas on space, time and gravity 122

4 Motion in general relativity – bent light and wobbling vacuum 144

5 Why can we see the stars? – Motion in the universe 189

6 Black holes – falling forever 231

7 Does space differ from time? 246

8 General relativity in ten points – a summary for the layman 253

Appendix A Units, measurements and constants 259

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LIGHT, CHARGES AND BRAINS

1 Liquid electricity, invisible fields and maximum speed 14

2 The description of electromagnetic field evolution 60

3 What is light? 78

4 Images and the eye – optics 111

5 Electromagnetic effects 136

6 Summary and limity of classical electrodynamics 136

7 Classical physics in a nutshell 163

8 The story of the brain 169

9 Thought and language 184

10 Concepts, lies and patterns of nature 204

Appendix A Units, measurements and constants 244

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QUANTUM THEORY: THE SMALLEST CHANGE

1 Minimum action – quantum theory for poets 14

2 Light – the strange consequences of the quantum of action 34

3 Motion of matter – beyond classical physics 58

4 Colours and other interactions between light and matter 88

5 Permutation of particles – Are particles like gloves? 102

6 Rotations and statistics – visualising spin 113

7 Superpositions and probabilities – quantum theory without ideology 128

8 Quantum physics in a nutshell 153

Appendix A Units, measurements and constants 159

Appendix B Numbers and vector spaces 174

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PLEASURE, TECHNOLOGY AND STARS

1 Motion for enjoying life 15

2 Changing the world with quantum theory 45

3 Quantum electrodynamics – the origin of virtual reality 91

4 Quantum mechanics with gravitation – the first approach 107

5 The structure of the nucleus – the densest clouds 127

6 The sun, stars and the birth of matter 155

7 The strong interaction 164

8 The weak nuclear interaction and the handedness of nature 183

9 The standard model of elementary particle physics – as seen on television 198

10 Dreams of unification 203

11 Bacteria, flies and knots 211

12 Quantum physics in a nutshell – again 240

Appendix A Units, measurements and constants 254

Appendix B Composite particle properties 268

Appendix C Space, algebras and shapes 284

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A SPECULATION ON UNIFICATION

1 From millennium physics to unification 17

2 Physics in limit statements 22

3 General relativity versus quantum theory 48

4 Does matter differ from vacuum? 54

5 What is the difference between the universe and nothing? 77

6 The physics of love – an intermediate report 100

7 The shape of points – extension in nature 110

8 The basis of the strand model 142

9 Quantum theory of matter deduced from strands 158

10 Gauge interactions deduced from strands 197

11 General relativity deduced from strands 236

12 Particles and their properties deduced from strands 261

13 The top of the mountain 308