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Title: Evolution Of The Concept Of Dimension

Abstract

Concepts of time elapsing 'in' a space measuring the real emerge over the centuries. But Kant refutes absolute time and defines it, with space, as forms reacting to Newtonian mechanics. Einstein and Minkowski open a 20th century where time is a dimension, a substratum of reality 'with' space rather than 'in' it. Kaluza-Klein and String theories then develop a trend of additional spatial dimensions while de Broglie and Bohm open the possiblity that form, to begin with wave, be a reality together 'with' a space-time particle. Other recent theories, such as spin networks, causal sets and twistor theory, even head to the idea of other 'systems of dimensions'. On the basis of such progresses and recent experiments the paper then considers a background independent fourfold time-form-action-space system of dimensions.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. AEGEUS, 14, rue Firmin Gillot, 75015, Paris (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21057303
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 905; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: FFP8: 8. international symposium on frontiers of fundamental physics, Madrid (Spain), 17-19 Oct 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2737004; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; KALUZA-KLEIN THEORY; MANY-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; MINKOWSKI SPACE; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; SPACE-TIME; SPIN; STRING MODELS; STRING THEORY; TWISTOR THEORY

Citation Formats

Journeau, Philippe F. Evolution Of The Concept Of Dimension. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2737004.
Journeau, Philippe F. Evolution Of The Concept Of Dimension. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2737004.
Journeau, Philippe F. Sat . "Evolution Of The Concept Of Dimension". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2737004.
@article{osti_21057303,
title = {Evolution Of The Concept Of Dimension},
author = {Journeau, Philippe F.},
abstractNote = {Concepts of time elapsing 'in' a space measuring the real emerge over the centuries. But Kant refutes absolute time and defines it, with space, as forms reacting to Newtonian mechanics. Einstein and Minkowski open a 20th century where time is a dimension, a substratum of reality 'with' space rather than 'in' it. Kaluza-Klein and String theories then develop a trend of additional spatial dimensions while de Broglie and Bohm open the possiblity that form, to begin with wave, be a reality together 'with' a space-time particle. Other recent theories, such as spin networks, causal sets and twistor theory, even head to the idea of other 'systems of dimensions'. On the basis of such progresses and recent experiments the paper then considers a background independent fourfold time-form-action-space system of dimensions.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2737004},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 905,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 28 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sat Apr 28 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}