Tenth Dimension Explained


FoxyKaye

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So, time travel, the tesseract, dimensional jumping, and alternate universes all rolled into one handy explaination. Cool.

However, some math-types are proposing that quantum strings will require 11 dimensional math to understand, so on this model, where will they go?
 

SamIchi

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Damn it stopped at 6. I wanna see the rest... :(

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Just watched the rest. That's mind boggling. Is there any validity to that? Science people?
 

After G

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FoxyKaye said:
So, time travel, the tesseract, dimensional jumping, and alternate universes all rolled into one handy explaination. Cool.

However, some math-types are proposing that quantum strings will require 11 dimensional math to understand, so on this model, where will they go?
It mentioned that the 11th dimension is time. Or did the 11 dimension math not include time?

Also, 0-10 is 11 numbers. 11 numbers for 11 dimensions :)

Ahh, my head is starting to hurt. :D
 

Snowy_River

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SamIchi said:
Damn it stopped at 6. I wanna see the rest... :(

EDIT
Just watched the rest. That's mind boggling. Is there any validity to that? Science people?
As a physicist, I got to the eighth dimension before I started to feel like this was too much BS. String theory (if you believe in it) does seem to be suggesting that there are eleven spatial dimensions. That is to say, we perceive that there are three spatial dimensions and one time dimension. The latest variants of string theory assert that there are ten spatial dimensions and one time dimension (however, this number is somewhat in flux, as it has gone from 6s+1t to 25s+1t). While there is room to argue that one or more of the additional dimensions would contain probabilistic variations on our universe, string theory certainly does not assert such a thing.

Now, there is an additional issue that I feel compelled to bring up. String theory has started to come under some criticism lately. It has had a twenty+ year run of being a theory that has no experiment evidence to back it up. Even the phenomenologists who have tried to come up with experiments that might hint at truth in string theory (i.e. micro-gravity experiments) have not had results that offer any confirmation of the theory. Further, at this point, we cannot even conceive of experiments that would possibly offer true evidence that string theory is a valid theory. These facts have lead a growing number of physicists, myself included, to argue that string theory has had to much of the spotlight, in terms of funding, and other alternative theories deserve more attention.

There are currently some very interesting theories that are alternatives to string theory that do not assert anything other than a 3s+1t universe, and they are starting to make predictions that should be measurable by experiments that will be coming online within the next couple of years. These results could, potentially, blow string theory and higher dimensions out of the water, so to speak...
 

SamIchi

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Thanks Snowy River... What about Itzhak Bentov and his stuff? it's really interesting.
 

Snowy_River

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SamIchi said:
Thanks Snowy River... What about Itzhak Bentov and his stuff? it's really interesting.
Haven't had a chance to watch that interview yet. It might be pointed out, though, that that interview is over 15 years old...

In any event, I'll let you know when I've looked at it. :)
 

SamIchi

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Snowy_River said:
Haven't had a chance to watch that interview yet. It might be pointed out, though, that that interview is over 15 years old...

In any event, I'll let you know when I've looked at it. :)
I didn't watch the whole thing it's like 2 hrs. But the first 20 mins I thought were intersting. It's more about evolution.
 

0098386

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Incredible. Now I just gotta learn how to fold these dimensions and I'm set.

no really that was great. now I'm off to bed!
 

Zwhaler

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Unbelieveable... I watched the whole thing twice. Makes so much more sense when you watch it again. Crazy...
 

Zwhaler

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After G said:
It mentioned that the 11th dimension is time. Or did the 11 dimension math not include time?

Also, 0-10 is 11 numbers. 11 numbers for 11 dimensions :)

Ahh, my head is starting to hurt. :D
But Zero isnt a dimension, it just explains the concept of the point.