Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
The Great Beyond: Higher Dimensions, Parallel Universes and the Extraordinary Search for a Theory of Everything

Buy

It is among the most elegant, radical, and tantalizing theories ever to be fashioned by the keen lathe of mathematical insight. For the better part of two centuries, the notion of higher dimensions beyond space and time has fueled the imaginations of scientists, writers, occultists, and more than a few con artists.

By turns triumphed, mocked, and misinterpreted, the concept of unseen directions outside the range of our senses may now present the only path toward unifying all of the forces of nature into a single cohesive expression: a theory of everything. The best way to understand the substance and impact of this mind-bending idea is to start from the beginning.

In The Great Beyond, the award-winning physicist, mathematician, and author Paul Halpern presents a comprehensive history of the foundations and development of this unfathomable yet irresistible construct. He traces the influence of multidimensional theory on science and society, profiling dozens of brilliant, idiosyncratic thinkers whose labors and insights have advanced, expanded, and popularized the theory. Readers will meet the mathematician who believed that geometry could explain the entire universe, the headmaster who imagined life in two dimensions, and the two theorists who independently discovered the "miracle" that forms the foundation of all modern multidimensional concepts.

At the core of this fascinating tale is Einstein’s famous quarrel with Heisenberg and Bohr, whose theories of uncertainty threatened the order that Einstein believed was essential to the universe. Halpern explains how this discrepancy between these two well-established theories drove Einstein to ponder the existence of a fifth dimension, and how his attempts to devise a unified field theory have influenced modern efforts, including M theory and the brane approach.

The Great Beyond will delight and astonish readers seeking a deeper appreciation of the most profound and controversial questions that confront modern science.

About the Author

PAUL HALPERN, Ph.D., is professor of physics and mathematics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship award for the research that ultimately resulted in The Great Beyond. Halpern’s previous books include Time Journeys, Cosmic Wormholes, and The Cyclical Serpent.

(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Moodle 2.0 for Business Beginner's Guide
Moodle 2.0 for Business Beginner's Guide

Moodle 2.0 for Business will show you how to set up Moodle in your corporation. Think of all the time you could save by putting your existing training material online. Think of the printing costs that you could reduce by putting HR documents on your staff site, and think of the team spirit that could be created by setting up staff...

Designing for iOS with Sketch
Designing for iOS with Sketch

Designing for iOS with Sketch takes you through the process of designing your iOS app using Bohemian Code’s Sketch. Sketch is a powerful new design program that is quickly replacing Adobe PhotoShop for many designers designing for mobile apps and the mobile web. This book will introduce you to the program and then take you...

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders - 2 Volume Set
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders - 2 Volume Set
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders is a valuable source of information for anyone who wants to learn more about mental disorders and their treatments. This collection of approximately 400 entries provides in-depth coverage of specific disorders recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (as well as some...

Clinical Facial Analysis: Elements, Principles, and Techniques
Clinical Facial Analysis: Elements, Principles, and Techniques

Introduction – Facial Analysis: What, Why, When, and How What is Clinical Facial Analysis 2 How Do You Train and Develop the Skill for Clinical Facial Analysis 2 The Spiral of Analysis 2 Searching for a Flexible Method of Clinical Facial Analysis 3 Do Not Apply a Method of Analysis in a Linear Way 3 The Four Main Components Involved in...

Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Logic

Introduction to Logic combines likely the broadest scope of any logic textbook available with clear, concise writing and interesting examples and arguments.  Its key features, all retained in the Second Edition, include:

• simpler ways to test arguments than those available in competing textbooks, including...

Security Technologies for the World Wide Web, Second Edition
Security Technologies for the World Wide Web, Second Edition

This newly revised edition of the Artech House bestseller offers the most up-to-date comprehensive analysis of the current trends in WWW security available, with brand new chapters on authentication and authorization infrastructures, server-side security, and risk management. Practitioners will also find coverage of entirely new topics such as...

©2020 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy