In Hyperspace, Michio Kaku, author of the widely acclaimed Beyond Einstein and a leading theoretical physicist, offers the first book-length tour of the most. Hyperspace has ratings and reviews. Nathan said: Michio Kaku apparently spent his childhood building super-colliders in his parents’ garage. I. Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and Michio Kaku, Author, Robert O’Keefe, Illustrator Oxford University Press, USA.

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One reason why his books are so popular is because he manages to explain difficult and logic-defying processes in an understandable way. What a strange world it would be! The theorem establishes the relationship between the lengths of the three sides of a right triangle: With the house plunged periodically into darkness, my mother would often shake her head. Roughly speaking, the greater the value of the metric tensor, the greater the crumpling of the sheet.

Feb 23, Benjamin Park rated it really liked it. For exam- ple, just as his fortunes began to improve and he undertook his formal studies under Gauss, a full-scale revolution swept Germany. We act on a deeply ingrained prejudice which is invariably correct that our world is simply connected, that our windows and doorways are not entrances to wormholes connecting our home to a far-away universe. But I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because ofhis enormous size.

In this way, we can describe the various forces of nature by slotting them into the metric tensor like pieces of a puzzle. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, parallel lines never meet, and the sum of the interior angles of a triangle add to degrees. Although the energy scale necessary to manipulate hyperspace is astronomically large, these scientists point out that scientific growth will probably continue to rise exponentially over the next centuries, exceeding the capabilities of human minds to grasp it.

Rather abruptly, the theory of higher dimensions is now being championed in research lab- oratories around the globe. Quantum mechanics, as the autho I found this to be an enjoyable, relatively accessible look at some of the most advanced theories of physics and mathematics in modern science. He also learned so quickly that he kept outstripping the knowledge of his instructors, who found it impos- sible to keep up with the boy.


But if light were a wave, then it would require something to be “waving. Precisely what it would take to prove the correctness of the theory and possibly harness the power of hyperspace will be discussed later in this book.

The purpose of science is to peel back the layer of the appear- ance of objects to reveal their underlying nature. We only see the cheetah hyperspacw its grace and beauty have been stripped away.

Perhaps a young person reading this article will be so inspired by this story that he or she will finish the theory. Ultimately, Einstein failed in his mission.

Worlds Beyond Space and Time 17 concept, imagine a race of tiny flatworms living on the surface of a kkaku apple. While we can marvel at the implications ofwormhole research, realizing its poten- tial is strictly reserved for advanced extraterrestrial civilizations. Jan 02, Kelvin rated it did not like it Shelves: Jan 28, Macoco G.

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Within 6 decades of Riemann’s lecture, Einstein would use four-dimensional Riemannian geometry to explain the creation of the universe and its evolution. All this, how- ever, has changed in the past decade.

And in this instance, I do. Una lectura muy reveladora. Riemann’s metric tensor was the weapon with which young mathematicians could defy the Boeotians, who howled at any mention of higher dimensions. However, if the universe hypfrspace day stops expanding and begins to contract, it will eventually collapse into a fiery cataclysm called the Big Crunch, in which all intelligent life will be vaporized by fantastic heat.

This is one of the popular science books that got me so interested in doing physics in the first place.


A plane has zero curvature. The secret of unification, we will see, lies in expanding Riemann’s metric to N-dimensional space and then chopping hpyerspace up into rectangular pieces. However, over the centuries, critics argued that action-at-a-dis- tance was unnatural, because it meant that one body could change the direction of another without even hyperpsace it.

Kaku does spend a considerable time walking the reader through how the theories of space-time and hyperspace arose and some of the historical and more mathematical stuff can be a little dense. In Enchiridion Metaphysicianhe argued for the existence of a nether realm beyond our tangible senses that served as a home for ghosts and spirits.

Hyperspace – Michio Kaku – Oxford University Press

It is nothing short of amazing that on a plain sheet of kaaku, you can mathematically describe the properties of higher-dimensional objects that cannot be visualized by our brains. This is regrettable because the theory’s importance lies in its power to unify all known physical phenomena in an astonishingly simple framework. He wanted to read the mind of God.


In this way, we see that the laws iaku light and gravity become simpler in five dimen- sions. Made me fantasize about learning the math.

But if we walk through the cut, we pass from one sheet to the next. Scientifically, the hyperspace theory goes by the names of Kaluza-Klein theory and supergravity. Then glue the two sheets together along the two cuts Figure 2.

Michio Hperspace is kakh American theoretical hyperspcae at the City College of New Yorkbest-selling author, a futurist, and a communicator and popularizer of science.

Physicists called it action-at-a-distance, which meant that a body could influence the motions of distant bodies instantaneously. Unfortunately, we are still kau from experimentally verifying that our universe exists in higher dimensions. The problem that riveted Riemann’s interest was the impending collapse ofyet another bastion of authority, Euclidean geom- Mathematicians and Mystics 33 etry, which holds that space is three dimensional.

When one asked what his work was good for, he answered, “What is the use of a child? Inphysicist Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technol- ogy and his collaborators made the astonishing and risky claim that time travel is indeed not only possible, but probable under certain con- ditions.

Hence we have winter and summer.

Views Read Edit View history. Without the understanding and utilization of the electromagnetic force, civilization would have stagnated, frozen in a time before the dis- covery of the light bulb and the electric motor. Taking shelter from the wind kakh the rain, I won- dered how all this appeared to the carp.

I imagined that the pond would be an entire universe, one that is two-dimensional in space. Ebook This title is available as an ebook.