How many dimensions do you live in? Three? Maybe that's all your commonsense sense perception perceives, but there is growing and compelling evidence to suggest that we actually live in a universe of ten real dimensions. Kaku has written an extraordinarily lucid and thought-provoking exploration of the theoretical and empirical bases of a ten-dimensional universe and even goes so far as to discuss possible practical implications--such as being able to escape the collapse of the universe. Yikes. Highly Recommended. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Since ingesting Einstein's relativity theory 50 years ago, physics fell down a quantum rabbit hole and, ever since, physicists' reports to the world of popular science have been curiouser and curiouser. This version, from the author of the graduate text Quantum Field Theory , is very curious as he delineates the "delicious contradictions" of the quantum revolution: that the new paradigms of subatomic matter require the existence of "hyperspace," an ultimate universe of many dimensions, to accomodate their mostly mathematical behaviors. Unified field theory as it is currently understood does not preclude any of the hypotheses that Kaku invites to this Mad Hatter's Theory Party: superstrings, parallel universes and, his centerpiece, time travel. Although occasionally facile, Kaku remains on solid theoretical ground up to the point of his untestable hypotheses, which lead to his more abstract arguments. In the past decade particle physics has lurched to astonishing contradictions and Kaku's adventurous, tantalizing book should not be penalized for promising more than present technology can test. His intellectual perceptions will thrill lay readers, SF fans and the physics-literate. Illustrations.
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This book has been a great read. It presents some really interesting analogies to help the reader grasp some of the more obtuse ideas behind relativity and hyperspace in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bryan K Kelly
Hyperspace = Space of a higher dimensional number than we are accustomed to dealing with. Just because you can't see something doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jet Lagged
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimens ion by Michio Kaku the first book-length exploration of the most exciting development... Read morePublished on May 22 2013 by Sean
Michio Kaku's writing style is easily digested by even those with very little knowledge of physics (aka, me). I devoured this book. Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2006 by Jane Elliott
VERY GOOD book written by the extremely smart and well-rounded scientist. Very easy to follow.Published on May 28 2004 by A. Belaygorod
This book was written ten years ago but it still holds up well. Michio Kaku examines the theories of multi-dimensional space in an entertaining and educational book. Read morePublished on March 22 2004 by Thomas Paul
Michio Kaku does an excellent job of mixing a touch of history and introductory ideas with detailed and concrete physics information. Read morePublished on March 1 2004 by 1440
This is an odyssey into the history of development of the concept of hyperspace that includes fourth and higher spatial dimensions to account for the riddles and unsolved problems... Read morePublished on Dec 21 2003 by Rama Rao
Although "Hyperspace" is fairly easy to read, and does have some interesting ideas in it, it's a little light on the science compared to other books I've read. Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2003 by Curran Filer