Michio Kaku’s Hyperspace

Michio Kaku’s Hyperspace

Michio Kaku’s Hyperspace

I have been wrestling with the logic of how you can bend 2D space except in a 3D framework? Maybe a year, maybe more. The theoretical physicist Michio Kaku has straightened me out in his book Hyperspace.

He suggests that the influence of Euclid’s geometry on human thinking is outlasted only by the Bible. Euclid wasn’t tossed aside until 1854 when the scientist Bernhard Riemann lectured on his new theory of more dimensions than our common-sense three.

The answer is Euclid recognized only flat space. We needed to learn the math for space that is curved. Curved in the Einsteinian sense of a warped universe. (Odd because Kaku goes on to sing the praises of nature’s symmetries.)

Now I need a wrench to rearrange my thinking with.

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