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The Fourth Dimension Simply Explained

Gelesen von Availle

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In January 1909 a friend of the Scientific American paid the sum of 500$ which was to be awarded as a prize for the best popular explanation of the Fourth Dimension. The object being to set forth in an essay not longer than 2500 words the meaning of the term so that the lay reader could understand it. 245 essays were submitted, the 500$ prize was awarded to Lieut.-Col. Graham Denby Fitch, Corps of Engineers, USA, and the essay was published in the Scientific American of July 3rd 1909.

Despite the character of the subject, extraordinary interest was manifested in the contest. Competitive essays were received from almost every civilized country. Because of this unexpected interest in the subject, it has seemed advisable to preserve a few of the essays which were submitted. Prof. Henry P. Manning (Brown Univ.) has chosen essays which lend themselves best for the purpose of a popular book on the Fourth Dimension, in other words, those which present the subject from as many different points of view as possible.

This book contains 22 of the submitted essays, starting with the prizewinning one, followed by three that received an honorable mention. (Summary adapted from the preface by Availle). (8 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Preface

3:11

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Introduction, Part 1

36:57

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Introduction, Part 2

39:47

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An Elucidation of the Fourth Dimension

20:38

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Non-Eucledian Geometry and the Fourth Dimension

16:12

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Fourth Dimension Absurdities

23:21

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The Boundary of the Four-Dimensional Unit And Other Features of Four-Dimensiona…

20:44

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How the Fourth Dimension May Be Studied

17:40

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Space and Hyperspace

18:00

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An Interpretation of the Fourth Dimension

20:00

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Length, Breadth, Thickness, And Then What?

16:27

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The Fourth Dimension Algebraically Considered

14:08

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Difficulties In Imagining the Fourth Dimension

17:04

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Some Fourth Dimension Curiosities

18:59

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Characteristics of the Fourth Dimension

18:29

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The Fourth Dimension, the Playground of Mathematics

17:39

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The True and the False in the Theory of Four Dimensions

18:33

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The Ascending Series of Dimensions

18:34

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The Mind's Eye and the Fourth Dimension

18:09

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Other Dimensions Than Ours

15:46

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The Meaning of the Term 'Fourth Dimension'

18:42

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A Pupil in Geometry Quizzes His Teacher About the Fourth Dimension

15:00

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Possible Measurements And Forms In A System of Four Dimensions

20:31

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The Fairyland of the Fourth Dimension

18:54

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The Properties of Four-Dimensional Space

22:41

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food for thought .. well worth the listener's consideration ... compliments. to the reader of this work ....