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Shadows of Reality: The Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Thought

Tony Robbin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110395
eISBN:
9780300129625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110395.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This book investigates different models of the fourth dimension and how these are applied in art and physics. It explores the distinction between the slicing, or Flatland, model and the projection, ... More


Multilayer Network Models

Ginestra Bianconi

in Multilayer Networks: Structure and Function

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198753919
eISBN:
9780191815676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753919.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents the existing modelling frameworks for multiplex and multilayer networks. Multiplex network models are divided into growing multiplex network models and null models of multiplex ... More


Conclusion: Art, Math, and Technical Drawing

Tony Robbin

in Shadows of Reality: The Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110395
eISBN:
9780300129625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110395.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter reviews the key concepts related to projective geometry, which is the field that has helped develop thinking on physics and mathematics. It first looks at the fact that Felix Klein ... More


Fantasies of Four-Dimensional Space

Tony Robbin

in Shadows of Reality: The Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110395
eISBN:
9780300129625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110395.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the different visions of mathematicians and propagandists that started a misunderstanding of four-dimensional geometry. It first introduces Newcomb's slicing model, which allows ... More


The Truth

Tony Robbin

in Shadows of Reality: The Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110395
eISBN:
9780300129625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110395.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses how four-dimensional geometry was used to solve a problem in physics, namely the problem regarding the ether (the all-pervasive medium that transmitted waves of light). It ... More


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