Imagining the Tenth Dimension: A New Way of Thinking about Time and Space

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Reality, today's physicists tell us, is created by the vibrations of exquisitely tiny superstrings in ten spatial dimensions. Ten dimensions? Most of us have barely gotten used to the idea that there are four.
Using simple geometry and an easygoing writing style, author Rob Bryanton starts with the lower dimensions that we are all familiar with, then uses those concepts to build one layer upon another, ultimately arriving at a way of imagining...
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Overview

Reality, today's physicists tell us, is created by the vibrations of exquisitely tiny superstrings in ten spatial dimensions. Ten dimensions? Most of us have barely gotten used to the idea that there are four.
Using simple geometry and an easygoing writing style, author Rob Bryanton starts with the lower dimensions that we are all familiar with, then uses those concepts to build one layer upon another, ultimately arriving at a way of imagining the tenth dimension.
Part scientific exploration, part philosophy, this unique book touches upon such diverse topics as dark matter, Feynman's "sum over paths", the quantum observer, and the soul. It is aimed at anyone interested in leading-edge theories about cosmology and the nature of reality, but it is not about mainstream physics. Rather, Imagining the Tenth Dimension is a mind-expanding exercise that could change the way you view this incredible universe in which we live.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781425103804
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 832,319
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author



Rob Bryanton made his first record at twelve, and was host of a regional CBC-TV music series at twenty. He is the President of Talking Dog Studios (talkingdogstudios.com) in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, which specializes in music and sound for film and television. He has been nominated eight times in the last eight years for Canada's prestigious Gemini Awards, four times in the category "Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Series", and four times for "Best Sound for a Dramatic Program". Recent projects to which Rob has contributed his talents as a composer and sound mixer include the hugely popular CTV series "Corner Gas", plus the historical mini-series "Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story" (CBC-TV). Rob is also responsible for the theme and underscoring on CBC's "Canadian Antiques Roadshow".

While Rob has had poems and song lyrics published in several anthologies over the past decade, "Imagining the Tenth Dimension" is his first book. It represents the culmination of a lifelong fascination with science, philosophy, and the nature of reality which, as he tells in the book, began at the age of seven. Rob is also the current President of the Saskatchewan Motion Picture Association, and is an active volunteer in his community. A typical stubborn prairie boy, he is proud to have built a career for himself as a composer and sound mixer in his home town, and to have been a part of Saskatchewan's burgeoning film and television industry for the past 30 years.

Rob lives in Regina with his wife Gail and their dog Buddy. Gail and Rob have two sons, Todd and Mark.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2007

    A Laymans View

    Laypeople will probably enjoy this book more than those within the scientific community because the author isn¿t a scientist. Although there is little difference between the processes used by scientists and laypeople, the scientific community has historically opposed ideas originating from outside their community. Debating the author¿s discovery process or the validity of his findings is counterproductive and doesn¿t resolve anything. The alternative is to go beyond your comfort zone by examining things freshly and from different perspectives without reaching any conclusion. You can tell when you are doing that because what you are observing disturbs or upsets you, and you are unable to reach a conclusion. That¿s extremely important because conclusions terminate your investigation. The author did an excellent job of providing numerous possibilities that caused me to move beyond my comfort zone. I found the book to be freshly imaginative, entertaining and challenging. Aren¿t these the ingredients that motivate us to participate in an investigation? I often wonder why the scientific community is reluctant to point out the scientific achievements made by laypeople.

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  • Posted May 29, 2009

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    A great read for anyone interested in Physics

    It truly is a mind babbling thing, the dimensions. The book does a great job for those people who would like to learn more about the dimensions and time and, if you read the book the way i did, general physics. However, it is not for light reading, and it may cause some long periods of just true confusion. If you know the old saying, "If you think you understand Quantum Mechanics, you really don't understand it at all."

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