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The Fourth Dimension: Toward a Geometry of Higher Reality

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Publisher Comments:

This is the definitive popular exploration of what the fourth dimension means, both physically and spiritually. Mathematician and science-fiction novelist Rudy Rucker takes readers on a guided tour of a higher reality that explores what the fourth dimension is and what it has meant to generations of thinkers. The exciting and challenging journey is enhanced by more than 200 illustrations and a host of puzzles and problems (with answers).

"This is an invigorating book, a short but spirited slalom for the mind."—Timothy Ferris, The New York Times Book Review

"Highly readable. One is reminded of the breadth and depth of Hofstadter's Gödel, Escher, Bach."—Science

"Anyone with even a minimal interest in mathematics and fantasy will find The Fourth Dimension informative and mind-dazzling... [Rucker] plunges into spaces above three with a zest and energy that is breathtaking."—Martin Gardner

"Those who think the fourth dimension is nothing but time should be encouraged to read The Fourth Dimension, along with anyone else who feels like opening the hinges of his mind and letting in a bit of fresh air."—John Sladek, Washington Post Book World

"A mine of mathematical insights and a thoroughly satisfying read."—Paul Davies, Nature Magazine

Dover (2014) republication of the edition originally published by the Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1984.

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Book News Annotation:

A long-expected reprint of the wonderful overview of relativity and our knowledge of the nature of the geometry of space-time from the incomparable Rudy Rucker--mathematician, and one of the originators of cyberpunk movement in science fiction, who also happens to have a wicked sense of humor and a knack for explaining far-out concepts in physics, cosmology and mathematics. Originally published in 1984, it is perhaps a little dated, but on the whole has aged quite gracefully: after all, it deals primarily with the geometrical concepts rather than physical ones. From Flatland to our four-dimensional space-time, Rucker develops the concepts with side-splitting wit, tickling our sense of wonder and providing plenty of hilarious illustrations to spice up the narrative. This wonderful intellectual adventure should be on the reading list of anyone interested in modern physics in general and the theory of relativity in particular. A foreword by the great Martin Gardner adds the icing to the cake. And, being a Dover edition, it is well within the means of, well, anybody. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Synopsis:

One of the most talented contemporary authors of cutting-edge math and science books conducts a fascinating tour of a higher reality, the fourth dimension. Includes problems, puzzles, and 200 drawings. "Informative and mind-dazzling." &#8212; Martin Gardner.

Synopsis:

"This is an invigorating book," proclaimed Timothy Ferris in The New York Times Book Review, "a short but spirited slalom for the mind." Author Rudy Rucker, one of the most talented contemporary authors of cutting-edge math and science books, conducts a fascinating tour of a higher reality, the Fourth Dimension. Includes problems, puzzles, and 200 drawings.

About the Author

Rudy Rucker is an American mathematician, computer scientist, philosopher, and author of 31 books of nonfiction, science fiction, and short stories. He is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at San Jose State. His other Dover books are Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension, and Mind Tools: The Five Levels of Mathematical Reality.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486779782
Author:
Rucker, Rudy
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Experiments & Projects
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
The Fourth Dimension
Subject:
Geometry
Subject:
Science Reference-Experiments
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Applied
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One of the most talented contemporary authors of cutting-edge math and science books conducts a fascinating tour of a higher reality, the fourth dimension. Includes problems, puzzles, and 200 drawings. "Informative and mind-dazzling." &#8212; Martin Gardner.
"Synopsis" by , "This is an invigorating book," proclaimed Timothy Ferris in The New York Times Book Review, "a short but spirited slalom for the mind." Author Rudy Rucker, one of the most talented contemporary authors of cutting-edge math and science books, conducts a fascinating tour of a higher reality, the Fourth Dimension. Includes problems, puzzles, and 200 drawings.

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