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The Resource Shadows of reality : the fourth dimension in relativity, cubism, and modern thought, Tony Robbin

Shadows of reality : the fourth dimension in relativity, cubism, and modern thought, Tony Robbin

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Shadows of reality : the fourth dimension in relativity, cubism, and modern thought
Title
Shadows of reality
Title remainder
the fourth dimension in relativity, cubism, and modern thought
Statement of responsibility
Tony Robbin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this insightful book, which is a revisionist mathematics history as well as a revisionist art history, Tony Robbin, well known for his innovative computer visualizations of hyperspace, investigates different models of the fourth dimension and how these are applied in art and physics. Robbin explores the distinction between the slicing, or Flatland, model and the projection, or shadow, model. He compares the history of these two models and their uses and misuses in popular discussions. Robbin breaks new ground with his original argument that Picasso used the projection model to invent cubism, and that Minkowski had four-dimensional projective geometry in mind when he structured special relativity. The discussion is brought to the present with an exposition of the projection model in the most creative ideas about space in contemporary mathematics such as twisters, quasicrystals, and quantum topology. Robbin clarifies these esoteric concepts with understandable drawings and diagrams. Robbin proposes that the powerful role of projective geometry in the development of current mathematical ideas has been long overlooked and that our attachment to the slicing model is essentially a conceptual block that hinders progress in understanding contemporary models of spacetime. He offers a fascinating review of how projective ideas are the source of some of today's most exciting developments in art, math, physics, and computer visualization
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Robbin, Tony
Dewey number
530.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC174.17.G46
LC item number
R63 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Geometric quantization
  • Fourth dimension
  • Art
  • Geometry in art
  • Hyperspace
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Art
  • Fourth dimension
  • Geometric quantization
  • Geometry in art
  • Hyperspace
Label
Shadows of reality : the fourth dimension in relativity, cubism, and modern thought, Tony Robbin
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-128) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of four-dimensional geometry -- Fantasies of four-dimensional space -- The fourth dimension in painting -- The truth -- A very short course in projective geometry -- Patterns, crystals, and projections -- Twistors and projections -- Entanglement, quantum geometry, and projective reality -- Category theory, higher-dimensional algebra, and the dimension ladder -- The computer revolution in four-dimensional geometry -- Conclusion : art, math, and technical drawing
Control code
129664422
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 137 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129625
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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22573/ctt11133v
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)129664422
Label
Shadows of reality : the fourth dimension in relativity, cubism, and modern thought, Tony Robbin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-128) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of four-dimensional geometry -- Fantasies of four-dimensional space -- The fourth dimension in painting -- The truth -- A very short course in projective geometry -- Patterns, crystals, and projections -- Twistors and projections -- Entanglement, quantum geometry, and projective reality -- Category theory, higher-dimensional algebra, and the dimension ladder -- The computer revolution in four-dimensional geometry -- Conclusion : art, math, and technical drawing
Control code
129664422
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 137 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300129625
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt11133v
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)129664422

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