Step into the 4th Dimension [F-15-45]

Presenter:Daniel Ben-Avraham
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Kellas 104
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 1:00 PM 11/04, 11/11
Status: CLOSEDCourse Update: There has been a classroom change for "Step into the 4th Dimension" - Daniel ben-Avraham. The class will be held on the same dates (Wednesday 11/4 and 11/11) and same time (1:00-2:30pm), but in Kellas 104, (NOT Maxcy 104). SEE LOCATIONS-->Kellas 104 for details on how to get to Kellas 104.

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What is it like to be a tourist in 4-dimensional space? What wonders would one see? Physicists and mathematicians often talk of higher dimensions, but what does that really mean? In this short course we will explore higher dimensions at a very intuitive level, gaining a good feel for what they are like, and how they connect to the crazy modern theories we hear about. We will then talk about a non-integer or fractal dimension, again gaining an actual feel of such spaces and tying them to everyday life. As usual, expect no fancy math – your grade school arithmetic will suffice.

BOOK SUGGESTED BY Dani: Spaceland: A Novel of the Fourth Dimension - by Rudy Rucker. (Available at

Daniel ben-Avraham is a Clarkson professor teaching in the Physics Department (since 1987) and now also in the Math Department.

NOTE: Bring a curious and open mind.

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