Originally posted by horten229v3
For everyone who doesnt quite understand either of the theories (if i do not state these theories correctly then please correct me later)- the 5th
Dimensional theory basically states that first of all you have length, width, height, and time, But then you have a 5th dimension that would simplify
many ideas and problems with physics today.
What you're describing is not what scientists and mathemeticians believe. It IS what everyone else (and some authors) believe.
To the scientist, dimensional mathematics (they explore up to an infinitiy of dimensions) is a branch of topology.
It's a very fascinating and detailed study, and "set theory" is an intrinsic part of it. It involves concepts such as "cover"
and Hausdorf spaces, and fractal dimensions.
For example scientists who belive in the 5th Dimension theory say that light would travel in this dimension- also this dimension would be
"crumpled" and that "crumpled" effect would explain many of the forces in the world: nuclear, gravitational, electromagnetic.
Outside comic books, no... there's not a single scientist who thinks this (well, none who work with dimensional theory and quantum theory.)
Buckaroo Banzai and others travel into other, fantastical dimensions but they are still "comic book" notions. Unfortunately, they were glommed onto
by a few people who loved the notion but didn't want to look the math in the face (or didn't bother looking beyond the comic book concept.)
Klein and a few others thought that the unified field theory might be possible under 10 dimensional theory -- but it's not normal spatial dimensions
that is being talked about. And the mathematical explorations of that involve some mighty intimidating formulas.
To explore this possibility a massive amount of energy would have to be created-
Just mathematical energy. And energy to read through some calculus books. Then you get to topology, and that's the really fun stuff... but, alas,
you do need good math skills to wirk with it.
Alright now for Quantum mechanics: now i understand that quantum mechanics has been proven,
Well, yes and no. It's not just one concept. It's a whole huge field.
Calculus is involved. Lots of it.
but most of the experiments prove that quantum mechanics only occurs on a sub-atomic scale, and its isnt seen in the planetary matter of the
universe ( planets, sun, etc)
Well, yes and no. Quantum mechanics is the description of how things tick on a subatomic scale. If they don't tick, the macro-atomic doesn't
Both are very confusing topics and both have thier good focal points- Post your ideas on which one you thing is the more "correct" or more
I'll be honest: most people don't understand it, and the websites that AREN'T mathematical are almost always full of misunderstandings. Generally
they offer some fluffy integration of the dimensions and announce some incredible powers, as though the scientists who have been working with this for
years hadn't the imagination to perceive the obvious.
Now, my take is a bit different because I am married to a mathemetician. I've had this stuff explained to me (the algebras and set theories and so
on and so forth.) It makes my eyeballs cross and makes all my grey cells panic.
I think it should be discussed and we should explore it, but in order to do so, you need topology (the first link I showed you) and math to deal with
it (they've got math on that site.)
But the comic book idea of dimensions isn't very useful in explaining anything that isn't in comic books.