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Are there any books for 4D Beginners?

Postby hy.dodec » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:02 pm

Hello everyone. I'm high school student who is interested in higher dimensional geometry.

Are there any books for 4D Beginners?
Not knowing advanced mathematics like topology yet, I don't know what to read :( :(
(Ah I read Flatland meaningfully)

Could you recommend some books for Beginners?

+ Oh, Is H.S.M. Coxeter's Regular Polytopes too hard to read for beginners?
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Re: Are there any books for 4D Beginners?

Postby ICN5D » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:10 am

I got this book for a christmas or birthday present, long ago (~20 yrs). It's excellent for beginners.

https://pillarsbooks.com/products/the-fourth-dimension-a-guided-tour-of-the-higher-universes


But pretty much anything written by Rudy Rucker is game. He does a great job with simple explanations and visual guides.
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Re: Are there any books for 4D Beginners?

Postby d023n » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:36 pm

Rudy actually made a few of his books available as free ebooks and even free web pages.

http://www.rudyrucker.com/blog/rudy-rucker-free-books/

Here's the one mentioned above: http://www.rudyrucker.com/thefourthdimension/

Enjoy!

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Re: Are there any books for 4D Beginners?

Postby student91 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:12 pm

hy.dodec wrote:+ Oh, Is H.S.M. Coxeter's Regular Polytopes too hard to read for beginners?

It is certainly not too hard, maybe a bit less entertaining than the other books.
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Re: Are there any books for 4D Beginners?

Postby neverhood311 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:31 pm

I recently read Surfing Through Hyperspace: Understanding Higher Universes in Six Easy Lessons. https://www.amazon.com/Surfing-through-Hyperspace-Understanding-Universes/dp/0195130065

Definitely recommend this one! There's a bit of a story that goes along with it. Very cheesy, but pretty good at explaining all sorts of implications of 4D space.
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