Sphereland: A Fantasy about Curved Spaces and an Expanding

Sphereland: A Fantasy about Curved Spaces and an Expanding
  • Paperback
  • 222 pages
  • Sphereland: A Fantasy about Curved Spaces and an Expanding Universe
  • Dionijs Burger Jr.
  • English
  • 22 January 2018
  • 0064635740

Sphereland: A Fantasy about Curved Spaces and an Expanding Universe[Download] ➵ Sphereland: A Fantasy about Curved Spaces and an Expanding Universe ➾ Dionijs Burger Jr. – Essayreview.co.uk A short Science Fiction novel by a distinguished Dutch mathematician which entertains and instructs in the multi dimensional geometries of curved space and the expanding universe A short Science Fiction novel by a distinguished Fantasy about eBook ↠ Dutch mathematician which entertains and instructs in the multi dimensional geometries of curved space and the expanding universe.


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10 thoughts on “Sphereland: A Fantasy about Curved Spaces and an Expanding Universe

  1. says:

    The sequel to Flatland This one was written by a Dutch mathematician in 1960 Flatland was written in 1881, before relativity and quantum, and while ingenious in concept, its physics and geometry had obvious flaws However, the first thing that Burger feels compelled to correct in this book is the status of women This story is told by the grandson a Hexagon of the Square who narrated Flatland He goes to great length ensuring us that things have changed in Flatland, and women, even though st The sequel to Flatland This one was written by a Dutch mathematician in 1960 Flatland was written in 1881, before relativity and quantum, and while ingenious in concept, its physics and geometry had obvious flaws However, the first thing that Burger feels compelled to correct in this book is the status of women This story is told by the grandson a Hexagon of the Square who narrated Flatland He goes to great length ensuring us that things have changed in Flatland, and women, even though still humble straight lines, are no longer considered deprived of intelligence, and an isosceles can now freely associate with a high polygon, etc I really didn t care much for this book and its political and scientific correctness Burger has taken somebody else s book and just retouched it.The main theme of this story is that space is curved It turns out that Flatland is not a flat plane, but the surface of a sphere The poor 2D Flatlanders can t imagine how this could be because the third dimension is beyond their comprehension They can t see how their universe can be finite, but still have no boundaries We have the same problem imagining our universe being finite but without boundaries However, we can easily see how this could be the case for the surface of a sphere We just can t imagine the 4D hyper sphere whose surface is our universe And then we learn about the wicked things that a visitor from a fourth dimension can do in our 3D world He can come out of nowhere and disappear into nowhere He can see inside enclosed spaces, and can touch the inside of any 3D object He can remove objects from completely enclosed areas without breaking anything He can take a left shoe, turn it in the fourth dimension, and bring it back as a right shoe He can take a chain and turn its links in the fourth dimension, thereby opening the chain without breaking the links More mischievously, he can take you, turn you in the fourth dimension, and when you come back your entire world will be the mirror image of what it was before Only if I had access to the fourth dimension

  2. says:

    Using our view of a two dimensional world as a model, Burger attempts to show us what we cannot see about the limitations of our own 3 D world from the perspective of a 4 D one Moving constantly between the 1 D world Lineland to the 2 D world Flatland , our current experience in the 3 D world Sphereland is the jumping off point to begin comprehension of the 4 D world Unfortunately, like the characters in the novel, we too are limited in our ability to visualize the dimension above us, but Using our view of a two dimensional world as a model, Burger attempts to show us what we cannot see about the limitations of our own 3 D world from the perspective of a 4 D one Moving constantly between the 1 D world Lineland to the 2 D world Flatland , our current experience in the 3 D world Sphereland is the jumping off point to begin comprehension of the 4 D world Unfortunately, like the characters in the novel, we too are limited in our ability to visualize the dimension above us, but we can easily see the one below Fascinating if verbose experiment in physics storytelling Next I m reading Rudy Rucker s Spaceland, which I gather is an attempt tofully explain the 4th dimension, General Relativity, and beyond What I hope to learn is whether space is curved around a universe sized sphere or simply undulating like the waves on the ocean, the gravity wells caused by the mass of bodies

  3. says:

    Edwin Abbott ought step up from his musty grave and administer a crushing curby on Dionys Burger for raping his quaint Flatland A Parable of Many Dimensions Let this be a lesson to all of us about trusting people with such ridiculous first names Dionys GOMBIZ.

  4. says:

    An interesting book that I thought wanted to do way too many things but rarely sticked to one thing I liked the parts with the Sphere and the king of Lineland though It was a likable book just pales in comparison to its predecessor Flatland.

  5. says:

    Qu fantas a

  6. says:

    As a sequel, and expansion no pun intended on the ideas presented in Flatland I thought, eventually, this book had something to offer It did provide me some insight into the ideas of curved space and an expanding universe My critique is that it took too long to get there and there was a lot of superfluous elements like the reselling of fairy tales I didn t think it used the Flatland setup in an inventive way It essentially copied what happened in that book, multiple times over, changing th As a sequel, and expansion no pun intended on the ideas presented in Flatland I thought, eventually, this book had something to offer It did provide me some insight into the ideas of curved space and an expanding universe My critique is that it took too long to get there and there was a lot of superfluous elements like the reselling of fairy tales I didn t think it used the Flatland setup in an inventive way It essentially copied what happened in that book, multiple times over, changing the knowledge component each time so that was disappointing but their wise it is a good follow up

  7. says:

    In the 1960s a Dutch mathematician, Dionys Burger, decided to attempt updating E.A.Abbott s 1890s classic fantasy on dimensional mathematics Not quite as surprising and fun as the original Flatland, Sphereland nonetheless works well as a sequel Burger attempts to include some of the changes in our view of spatial geometry since Einstein, while keeping to the simple dialogue approach of Abbott If Flatland hadn t already seen the light of day nearly a century earlier, Sphereland would still sta In the 1960s a Dutch mathematician, Dionys Burger, decided to attempt updating E.A.Abbott s 1890s classic fantasy on dimensional mathematics Not quite as surprising and fun as the original Flatland, Sphereland nonetheless works well as a sequel Burger attempts to include some of the changes in our view of spatial geometry since Einstein, while keeping to the simple dialogue approach of Abbott If Flatland hadn t already seen the light of day nearly a century earlier, Sphereland would still stand well on its own To quote another GoodReads reviewer, this book is ridiculously cool

  8. says:

    Light doesn t travel in straight lines, you may have heard, but this book will develop the motivation as well as your intuition for the concepts There is no better way to understand the nature of our space than to follow Hexagon along on his journey.The serious, almost forceful tone of the updated social commentary seems to miss that the original was a satire and quite a clever one at that , but even with the interspersed fairy tale adaptations, the book remains short and easy to read with Light doesn t travel in straight lines, you may have heard, but this book will develop the motivation as well as your intuition for the concepts There is no better way to understand the nature of our space than to follow Hexagon along on his journey.The serious, almost forceful tone of the updated social commentary seems to miss that the original was a satire and quite a clever one at that , but even with the interspersed fairy tale adaptations, the book remains short and easy to read with a satisfying ending

  9. says:

    This is about the only GOOD sequel to Flatland It takes the next logical step, which was to take the flat 2 D world of Flatland and have the denizens begin to infer, from large surveys, that their world is curved on a sphere They can t SEE the curvature, but can see that their largest triangles don t add up to 180 degrees Brilliant It helps understand how we 3 D creatures could infer that our world is curved in 4 D but not be able to SEE that curvature.

  10. says:

    The main character here is descended from the main character in Flatland by Edwin A Abbott and the story picks up soon after the end of the first book This time the inhabitants, with the help of the Sphere from before, learn their world isn t flat at all, it s curved o_O More educational and muchentertaining than the excreble An Episode of Flatland by Charles Howard Hinton If you enjoyed Flatland, you will love this one.

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