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Motion Mountain

#1  Postby twistor59 » Aug 29, 2011 11:16 am

http://motionmountain.net/

What it says on the tin really. I've just downloaded it, looks like a chatty treatment of physics with lots of pictures. See what you think...
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Re: Motion Mountain

#2  Postby campermon » Aug 29, 2011 1:24 pm

:thumbup:

I've downloaded it and had a quick glance.

Looks interesting!
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#3  Postby hackenslash » Aug 29, 2011 1:30 pm

^^ Ditto
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Re: Motion Mountain

#4  Postby Mazille » Aug 29, 2011 1:32 pm

From a German physicist. :think: Will look into it one of these days. Thanks, twistor! :cheers:
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#5  Postby mizvekov » Aug 29, 2011 2:31 pm

The download speed is just awful (15kb/s), the connection got lost once and it didn't resume.
Any of you who already downloaded are willing to upload it to a proper hosting service? :grin:
That is, assuming this is not forbidden by the license...
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#6  Postby Ironclad » Aug 29, 2011 2:52 pm

:popcorn:
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Re: Motion Mountain

#7  Postby twistor59 » Aug 30, 2011 6:41 am

Mazille wrote:From a German physicist. :think: Will look into it one of these days. Thanks, twistor! :cheers:


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Re: Motion Mountain

#8  Postby Mazille » Aug 30, 2011 6:45 am

twistor59 wrote:
Mazille wrote:From a German physicist. :think: Will look into it one of these days. Thanks, twistor! :cheers:


Woas ? oana scheiss Piefke Biach'l ?

Nah, he's actually from Munich, if I recall correctly. So no Piefke. We're safe. :mrgreen:
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Re: Motion Mountain

#9  Postby jaydot » Aug 31, 2011 8:59 pm

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Re: Motion Mountain

#10  Postby Pulsar » Sep 01, 2011 5:46 pm

I've heard about this before. I haven't downloaded it, but from what I gather on the internet, you should take his document with a healthy dose of scepticism. Christoph Schiller's coverage of the standard theories looks all right, but he interlaces it with his own fringe theories, which he calls Strand Theory. He has a few preprints:

Deducing the three gauge interactions from the three Reidemeister moves

General relativity and cosmology derived from principle of maximum power or force

Maximum force and minimum distance: physics in limit statements

He's talked about it on http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=318155&page=4, and he was banned after a while, so that should tell you something. Handle with care.
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#11  Postby cavarka9 » Sep 01, 2011 6:19 pm

Pulsar wrote:I've heard about this before. I haven't downloaded it, but from what I gather on the internet, you should take his document with a healthy dose of scepticism. Christoph Schiller's coverage of the standard theories looks all right, but he interlaces it with his own fringe theories, which he calls Strand Theory. He has a few preprints:

Deducing the three gauge interactions from the three Reidemeister moves

General relativity and cosmology derived from principle of maximum power or force

Maximum force and minimum distance: physics in limit statements

He's talked about it on http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=318155&page=4, and he was banned after a while, so that should tell you something. Handle with care.

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Re: Motion Mountain

#12  Postby twistor59 » Sep 01, 2011 8:00 pm

Pulsar wrote:I've heard about this before. I haven't downloaded it, but from what I gather on the internet, you should take his document with a healthy dose of scepticism. Christoph Schiller's coverage of the standard theories looks all right, but he interlaces it with his own fringe theories, which he calls Strand Theory. He has a few preprints:

Deducing the three gauge interactions from the three Reidemeister moves

General relativity and cosmology derived from principle of maximum power or force

Maximum force and minimum distance: physics in limit statements

He's talked about it on http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=318155&page=4, and he was banned after a while, so that should tell you something. Handle with care.


Hmm, I just had a look through some of the book. I thought at first sight it might be a refreshingly original treatment of standard accepted physics. It may well still be such, but I found it quite hard to relate the treatments there with what I know. Of course that may be just because I'm getting old and my learning capacity is on the wane, but I wouldn't recommend it for people learning physics for the first time

So yeah pulsar, I share your caution.
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