Reinaldo Olivares

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (2 of 2)
Birthday: March 4
In My Own Words:
Hi, my name is Reinaldo Olivares. I have a degree in Electronic Engineering. I live in Maracaibo, Venezuela. I love to talk about relativistic physics, black holes, wormholes, space-time, time warps and such things. My favorites writers are Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Clifford Pickover and Kip Thorne, Michio Kaku, among others. If you haven't read just one of their books, you haven't known w… Read more


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The Principle of Relativity by Albert Einstein
The Principle of Relativity by Albert Einstein
I really do not know how to rate this book. I hope that rating it with three stars could be a neutral point between the opinions of laypeople and the physics' community. This book is a collection of the most important lectures given by Einstein, Lorentz, Minkowski and Weyl that led to the formulation of the theory of relativity in its two parts. The first part is the special theory, which studies the inertial and moving reference frames without considering the effects of gravity. The second part, the general theory, explains the nature of gravity as a consequence of the curvature of Minkowski's four-dimensional space-time. The expositions featured in the book are, of course, the… Read more
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel &hellip by Michio Kaku
With the previous title, Georg Bernhard Riemann gave one of the most important lectures of the history of physics on June 10, 1854. That day, the long-cherished Euclidean geometry tumbled down. As everyone knows, the Euclidean geometry is based on flat space, namely, a space with no curvature at all. Riemann, introduced with his lecture a new kind of geometry that could easy manipulates, in a pure mathematical way, any type of curved space and with more than just three dimensions. All this geometry was based on the use of the famous "Riemann Metric Tensor" which describes the bending of any region of the space by the means of a limited number of components that depend on the number… Read more
Surfing through Hyperspace: Understanding Higher U&hellip by Clifford A. Pickover
Perhaps lots of you remember this phrase from the TV series "X-Files"; well, let me tell you something, Pickover did it again! Supporting the main story of the book in some kind of "X-Files" chapter, Dr. Clifford Pickover bring to us this hyper-interesting text. For many centuries, the great philosophers and scientists of the world thought that our lives were confined to a 3D (three dimensional) space, namely, only with length, breadth and thickness. These people thought that it was impossible to conceive a 4D world (fourth dimensional) because one cannot arrange a fourth axis at a right angle respect to the well-known X, Y and Z axis; and, if nobody could fix the problem in a logic… Read more