Audiobook: Fourth Dimension Simply Explained
Fourth Dimension Simply Explained
1 - Preface
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- Download Introduction, Part 1 audio
- Download Introduction, Part 2 audio
- Download An Elucidation of the Fourth Dimension audio
- Download Non-Eucledian Geometry and the Fourth Dimension audio
- Download Fourth Dimension Absurdities audio
- Download The Boundary of the Four-Dimensional Unit And Other Features of Four-Dimensional Space audio
- Download How the Fourth Dimension May Be Studied audio
- Download Space and Hyperspace audio
- Download An Interpretation of the Fourth Dimension audio
- Download Length, Breadth, Thickness, And Then What? audio
- Download The Fourth Dimension Algebraically Considered audio
- Download Difficulties In Imagining the Fourth Dimension audio
- Download Some Fourth Dimension Curiosities audio
- Download Characteristics of the Fourth Dimension audio
- Download The Fourth Dimension, the Playground of Mathematics audio
- Download The True and the False in the Theory of Four Dimensions audio
- Download The Ascending Series of Dimensions audio
- Download The Mind's Eye and the Fourth Dimension audio
- Download Other Dimensions Than Ours audio
- Download The Meaning of the Term 'Fourth Dimension' audio
- Download A Pupil in Geometry Quizzes His Teacher About the Fourth Dimension audio
- Download Possible Measurements And Forms In A System of Four Dimensions audio
- Download The Fairyland of the Fourth Dimension audio
- Download The Properties of Four-Dimensional Space audio
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).
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