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Surfing Through Hyperspace By Clifford A. Pickover (Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Centre)

Surfing Through Hyperspace
by Clifford A. Pickover (Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Centre)

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This work explains hyperspace and multidimensional geometries in an effort to help readers to manipulate, visualize, and think about the higher spatial dimensions that all serious physical theories since relativity have required.
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Surfing Through Hyperspace Summary


Surfing Through Hyperspace: Understanding Higher Universes in Six Easy lessons by Clifford A. Pickover (Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Centre)

Do a little armchair time-travel, rub elbows with a four-dimensional intelligent life form, or stretch your mind to the furthest corner of an uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, Surfing Through Hyperspace, you need not be a mathematician or an astrophysicist to explore the all-but-unfathomable concepts of hyperspace and higher-dimensional geometry. No subject in mathematics has intrigued both children and adults as much as the idea of a fourth dimension. Philosophers and parapsychologists have meditated on this mysterious space that no one can point to but may be all around us. Yet this extra dimension has a very real, practical value to mathematicians and physicists who use it every day in their calculations. In the tradition of Flatland, and with an infectious enthusiasm, Clifford Pickover tackles the problems inherent in our 3-D brains trying to visualize a 4-D world, muses on the religious implications of the existence of higher-dimensional consciousness, and urges all curious readers to venture into "the unexplored territory lying beyond the prison of the obvious." Pickover alternates sections that explain the science of hyperspace with sections that dramatize mind-expanding concepts through a fictional dialogue between two futuristic FBI agents who dabble in the fourth dimension as a matter of national security. This highly accessible and entertaining approach turns an intimidating subject into a scientific game open to all dreamers. Surfing Through Hyperspace concludes with a number of puzzles, computer experiments and formulas for further exploration, inviting readers to extend their minds across this inexhaustibly intriguing scientific terrain.

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Surfing Through Hyperspace Reviews


...within a few months, you too will come across others in the grip of infection by this amazing book. * New Scientist *

About Clifford A. Pickover (Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Centre)


Clifford A. Pickover is a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, and is the author of many books, including Strange Brains and Genius and Time: A Traveler's Guide, (OUP). He lives in Yorktown Heights, New York.

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Surfing Through Hyperspace: Understanding Higher Universes in Six Easy lessons by Clifford A. Pickover (Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Centre)
Clifford A. Pickover (Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Centre)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press Inc
1999-10-21
266
0195130065
9780195130065
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