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The Fourth Dimension

Gelesen von Peter Yearsley

(4,667 Sterne; 6 Bewertungen)

"Mr Hinton tries to explain the theory of the fourth dimension so that the ordinary reasoning mind can get a grasp of what metaphysical mathematicians mean by it. If he is not altogether successful, it is not from want of clearness on his part, but because the whole theory comes as such an absolute shock to all one's preconceived ideas" - The Bristol Times (quoted within the book).

This book was published in 1912. The author is attempting to communicate a very complex interweaving of philosophy and mathematics, and it is often difficult to follow his train of thought. However, it is hard to refute his idea of a four dimensional universe passing through and, in a way, creating our three dimensional one.

For sections 1-9, the reader attempted to describe the illustrations in the text, but as the pictures were getting more complex, a separate PDF file of illustrations was created, copied from the pages of the book. It can be downloaded from the catalog page on archive.org or via the link "Extracted illustrations of the book" on the left side below. (Summary by Peter Yeasley) (9 hr 5 min)

Chapters

Preface; Chapter 1 - Four Dimensional Space

13:15

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Chapter 2 - The Analogy of a Plane World

21:06

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Chapter 3 - The Significance of a Fourth Dimensional Existence

15:40

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Chapter 4, part 1 - The First Chapter in the History of Four Space

21:23

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Chapter 4, part 2 - The First Chapter in the History of Four Space

19:00

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Chapter 5, part 1 - The Second Chapter in the History of Four Space

11:22

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Chapter 5, part 2 - The Second Chapter in the History of Four Space

19:16

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Chapter 5, part 3 - The Second Chapter in the History of Four Space

14:56

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Chapter 6, part 1 - The Higher World

17:04

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Chapter 6, part 2 - The Higher World

16:59

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Chapter 7 - The Evidence for a Fourth Dimension

18:16

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Chapter 8, part 1 - The Use of Four Dimensions in Thought

14:02

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Chapter 8, part 2 - The Use of Four Dimensions in Thought

13:50

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Chapter 8, part 3 - The Use of Four Dimensions in Thought

16:34

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Chapter 9, part 1 - Application to Kant's Theory of Experience

14:59

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Chapter 9, part 2 - Application to Kant's Theory of Experience

17:59

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Chapter 10, part 1 - A Four-Dimensional Figure

12:39

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Chapter 10, part 2 - A Four-Dimensional Figure

10:32

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Chapter 11, part 1 - Nomenclature and Analogies ...

16:34

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Chapter 11, part 2 - Nomenclature and Analogies ...

17:41

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Chapter 12 - The Simplest Four-Dimensional Solid

35:29

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Chapter 13, part 1 - Remarks on the Figures

26:42

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Chapter 13, part 2 - Remarks on the Figures

22:15

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Chapter 14, part 1 - A Recapitulation and Extension of the Physical Argument

27:15

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Chapter 14, part 2 - A Recapitulation and Extension of the Physical Argument

30:45

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Appendix 1, part 1 - The Models

12:58

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Appendix 1, part 2 - The Models

20:46

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Appendix 2, part 1 - A Language of Space

27:05

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Appendix 2, part 2 - A Language of Space

18:41

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Bewertungen

Another Yearsley Classic!

(5 Sterne)

Only the master narrator, Peter the Great, can knock this one so far out of the park it smashes the Fourth Dimension!!