Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
How to Free Your Inner MathematicianNotes on Mathematics and Life$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Susan D'Agostino

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198843597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198843597.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 06 June 2020

Go outside your realm of experience, on a hypercube

Go outside your realm of experience, on a hypercube

Chapter:
(p.259) 43 Go outside your realm of experience, on a hypercube
Source:
How to Free Your Inner Mathematician
Author(s):

Susan D'Agostino

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198843597.003.0044

“Go outside your realm of experience, on a hypercube” explains how and why mathematicians conceive of cubes in many dimensions, including a four-dimensional hypercube. Einstein’s special theory of relativity and the mathematics of string theory—a subfield of physics that seeks to understand the structure of the universe—both require more than the three dimensions with which we are familiar. The discussion, which focuses on how to make a four-dimensional hypercube, is enhanced with numerous hand-drawn sketches. Mathematics students and enthusiasts are encouraged to go outside their realm of experience in both mathematical and life pursuits. At the chapter’s end, readers may check their understanding by working on a problem. A solution is provided.

Keywords:   hypercube, dimension, four-dimensional, fourth dimension, theory of relativity, math, student

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .