Online Text PDFs
The videos and online textbook units can be used independently. When using both, it is possible to start with either one. Watching the video first, and then reading the unit from the online textbook is recommended.
Each unit was written by a prominent physicist who describes the cutting edge advances in his or her area of research and the potential impacts of those advances on everyday life. The classical physics related to each new topic is covered briefly to help the reader better understand the research, its effects, and our current understanding of physics.
Click on "Content By Unit" (in the menu to the left) and select a unit title to view the Web version of the online text, which includes links to related material. Or, download PDF versions of the units below.
Online Text PDFs:
Complete Online Text (18.5 MB)
Sub-Atomic Particles and Forces
New Physics at the Intermediate Scale
- Unit 4: String Theory and Extra Dimensions
- Unit 5: The Quantum World
- Unit 6: Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics
- Unit 7: Manipulating Light
- Unit 8: Emergent Behavior in Quantum Matter
- Unit 9: Biophysics