Author: Rudy Rucker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486779785

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 7995

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." — Martin Gardner.
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Author: Rudolf Rucker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140334

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 6943

Exposition of fourth dimension, concepts of relativity as Flatland characters continue adventures. Topics include curved space time as a higher dimension, special relativity, and shape of space-time. Includes 141 illustrations.
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A Novel of the Fourth Dimension

Author: Rudy Rucker

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429980074

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6312

Joe Cube is a Silicon Valley hotshot--well, a would-be hotshot anyway--hoping that the 3-D TV project he's managing will lead to the big money IPO he's always dreamed of. On New Year's Eve, hoping to impress his wife, he sneaks home the prototype. It brings no new warmth to their cooling relationship, but it does attract someone else's attention. When Joe sees a set of lips talking to him (floating in midair) and feels the poke of a disembodied finger (inside him), it's not because of the champagne he's drunk. He has just met Momo, a woman from the All, a world of four spatial dimensions for whom our narrow world, which she calls Spaceland, is something like a rug, but one filled with motion and life. Momo has a business proposition for Joe, an offer she won't let him refuse. The upside potential becomes much clearer to him once she helps him grow a new eye (on a stalk) that can see in the fourth-dimensional directions, and he agrees. After that it's a wild ride through a million-dollar night in Las Vegas, a budding addiction to tasty purple 4-D food, a failing marriage, eye-popping excursions into the All, and encounters with Momo's foes, rubbery red critters who steal money, offer sage advice and sometimes messily explode. Joe is having the time of his life, until Momo's scheme turns out to have angles he couldn't have imagined. Suddenly the fate of all life here in Spaceland is at stake. Rudy Rucker is a past master at turning mathematical concepts into rollicking science fiction adventure, from Spacetime Donuts and White Light to The Hacker and the Ants. In the tradition of Edwin A. Abbott's classic novel, Flatland, Rucker gives us a tour of higher mathematics and visionary realities. Spaceland is Flatland on hyperdrive! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Author: Chris McMullen,Chris McMullen Ph D

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615750040

Category:

Page: 92

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This colorful, visual introduction to the fourth dimension provides a clear explanation of the concepts and numerous illustrations. It is written with a touch of personality that makes this an engaging read instead of a dry math text. The content is very accessible, yet at the same time detailed enough to satisfy the interests of advanced readers. This book is devoted to geometry; there are no spiritual or religious components to this book. May you enjoy your journey into the fascinating world of the fourth dimension! Contents: Introduction Chapter 0: What Is a Dimension? Chapter 1: Dimensions Zero and One Chapter 2: The Second Dimension Chapter 3: Three-Dimensional Space Chapter 4: A Fourth Dimension of Space Chapter 5: Tesseracts and Hypercubes Chapter 6: Hypercube Patterns Chapter 7: Planes and Hyperplanes Chapter 8: Tesseracts in Perspective Chapter 9: Rotations in 4D Space Chapter 10: Unfolding a Tesseract Chapter 11: Cross Sections of a Tesseract Chapter 12: Living in a 4D House Further Reading Glossary About the Author Put on your spacesuit, strap on your safety harness, swallow your anti-nausea medicine, and enjoy this journey into a fourth dimension of space! 10D, 9D, 8D, 7D, 6D, 5D, 4D, 3D, 2D, 1D, 0D. Blast off!
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Like Flatland, Only More So

Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458716546

Category:

Page: 464

View: 3690

first there was Edwin A. Abbott's remarkable Flatland, published in 1884, and one of the all-time classics of popular mathematics. Now, from mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart, comes what Nature calls ''a superb sequel.'' Through larger-than-life characters and an inspired story line, Flatter land explores our present understanding of the shape and origins of the universe, the nature of space, time, and matter, as well as modern geometries and their applications. The journey begins when our heroine, Victoria Line, comes upon her great-great-grandfather A. Square's diary, hidden in the attic. The writings help her to contact the Space Hopper, who tempts her away from her home and family in Flatland and becomes her guide and mentor through ten dimensions. In the tradition of Alice in Wonderland and The Phantom Toll Booth, this magnificent investigation into the nature of reality is destined to become a modern classic.
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Author: Henry P. Manning

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486165973

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

View: 4684

Twenty-two essays examine the fourth dimension: how it may be studied, its relationship to non-Euclidean geometry, analogues to three-dimensional space, its absurdities and curiosities, and its simpler properties. 1910 edition.
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A Novel of Peter Bruegel

Author: Rudy Rucker

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429939485

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 478

Peter Bruegel's paintings---a peasant wedding in a barn, hunters in the snow, a rollicking street festival, and many others---have long defined our idea of everyday life in sixteenth century Europe. They are classic icons of a time and place in much the same way as Norman Rockwell's depictions of twentieth-century America. We know relatively little about Bruegel, but after years of research, novelist Rudy Rucker has built upon what is known and has created for us the life and world of a true master who never got old. In sixteen chapters, each headed by a reproduction of one of the famous works, Rucker brings Bruegel's painter's progress and his colorful world to vibrant life, doing for Bruegel what the best-selling Girl with a Pearl Earring did for Vermeer. We follow the artist from the winding streets of Antwerp and Brussels to the glowing skies and decaying monuments of Rome and back. He and his friends, the cartographer Ortelius and Williblad Cheroo, an American Indian, are as vivid on the page as the multifarious denizens of Bruegel's unforgettable canvases. Here is a world of conflict, change, and discovery, a world where Carnival battles Lent every day, preserved for us in paint by the engaging genius you will meet in the pages of As Above So Below. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Five Levels of Mathematical Reality

Author: Rudy Rucker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486492281

Category: Mathematics

Page: 328

View: 8122

Originally published: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987.
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The Science and Philosophy of the Infinite

Author: Rudy Rucker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400849047

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

View: 2584

In Infinity and the Mind, Rudy Rucker leads an excursion to that stretch of the universe he calls the "Mindscape," where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Rucker acquaints us with Gödel's rotating universe, in which it is theoretically possible to travel into the past, and explains an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which billions of parallel worlds are produced every microsecond. It is in the realm of infinity, he maintains, that mathematics, science, and logic merge with the fantastic. By closely examining the paradoxes that arise from this merging, we can learn a great deal about the human mind, its powers, and its limitations. Using cartoons, puzzles, and quotations to enliven his text, Rucker guides us through such topics as the paradoxes of set theory, the possibilities of physical infinities, and the results of Gödel's incompleteness theorems. His personal encounters with Gödel the mathematician and philosopher provide a rare glimpse at genius and reveal what very few mathematicians have dared to admit: the transcendent implications of Platonic realism.
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Author: Thomas Pynchon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101594667

Category: Fiction

Page: 1584

View: 5798

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year Spanning the era between the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, and constantly moving between locations across the globe (and to a few places not strictly speaking on the map at all), Against the Day unfolds with a phantasmagoria of characters that includes anarchists, balloonists, gamblers, drug enthusiasts, mathematicians, mad scientists, shamans, spies, and hired guns. As an era of uncertainty comes crashing down around their ears and an unpredictable future commences, these folks are mostly just trying to pursue their lives. Sometimes they manage to catch up; sometimes it’s their lives that pursue them.
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A Romance of Many Dimensions

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: FICTION

Page: 102

View: 1617

Considered both a satire and a science fiction novella, Abbott's Flatland experiments with the idea of various dimensions in time and space.
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A Beatnik SF Novel

Author: Rudy Rucker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985827236

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 248

View: 5305

What if Alan Turing, founder of the modern computer age, escaped assassination by the secret service to become the lover of Beat author William Burroughs? What if they mutated into giant shapeshifting slugs, fled the FBI, raised Burroughs's wife from the dead, and tweaked the H-bombs of Los Alamos? A wild beatnik adventure, compulsively readable, hysterically funny, with insane warps and twists-and a bad attitude throughout.
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great theories of 20th-century mathematics and why they matter

Author: J. L. Casti

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 235

View: 3326

Praise for Five Golden Rules "Casti is one of the great science writers of the 1990s. . . . If you'd like to have fun while giving your brain a first-class workout, then check this book out."-Keay Davidson in the San Francisco Examiner. "Five Golden Rules is caviar for the inquiring reader. . . . There is joy here in watching the unfolding of these intricate and beautiful techniques. Casti's gift is to be able to let the nonmathematical reader share in his understanding of the beauty of a good theory." -Christian Science Monitor. "Merely knowing about the existence of some of these golden rules may spark new, interesting-maybe revolutionary-ideas in your mind." -Robert Matthews in New Scientist (United Kingdom). "This book has meat! It is solid fare, food for thought. Five Golden Rules makes math less forbidding and much more interesting." -Ben Bova in the Hartford Courant "With this groundbreaking work, John Casti shows himself to be a great mathematics writer. Five Golden Rules is a feast of rare new delights all made perfectly comprehensible." -Rudy Rucker, author of The Fourth Dimension. "With the lucid informality for which he has become known, John Casti has written an engaging and articulate examination of five great mathematical theorems and their myriad applications." -John Allen Paulos, author of A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper.
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Author: Dorothy Parker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101144039

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2439

As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Dorothy Parker’s talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Her stories not only bring to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick but lay bare the uncertainties and disappointments of ordinary people living ordinary lives. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Second Edition

Author: Charles C Pinter

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486474178

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 1531

Accessible but rigorous, this outstanding text encompasses all of the topics covered by a typical course in elementary abstract algebra. Its easy-to-read treatment offers an intuitive approach, featuring informal discussions followed by thematically arranged exercises. This second edition features additional exercises to improve student familiarity with applications. 1990 edition.
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Author: Hans Reichenbach

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137252

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 3389

Distinguished physicist examines emotive significance of time, time order of mechanics, time direction of thermodynamics and microstatistics, time direction of macrostatistics, time of quantum physics, more. 1971 edition.
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Understanding Higher Universes in Six Easy Lessons

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199923817

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

View: 9846

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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Author: Petr Demʹi︠a︡novich Uuspenskiĭ

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465505806

Category: Fourth dimension

Page: 554

View: 7525

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Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131629

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 4254

Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.
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Unified Force Theory, Dark Matter and Consciousness

Author: David W. Thomson III

Publisher: The Aenor Trust

ISBN: 0972425128

Category: Science

Page: 314

View: 1647

Author David Thomson and Jim Bourassa have founded the Quantum AetherDynamics Institute, an organization dedicated to understanding the Aether. For the first time in human history, the Aether is fully quantified based upon empirical data. Through a very simple observation noted nearly 200 years ago by Charles Coulomb, the electromagnetic units have been corrected of an error that has led physics astray for so long. Now, electrodynamics expresses in simple dimensional equations, the neurosciences unite with quantum and classical physics, and we can precisely model the geometry of subatomic particles.
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