He is professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science at san jose state. Toward a geometry of higher reality was reprinted in 1985 as the paperback the fourth dimens. Dick award for best sf paperback original, and has published a number of successful popular books on mathematical subjects, including the fourth dimension and infinity and the mind. Dick award for best sf paperback original, and has published a number of successful popular books on mathematical subjects, including the fourth dimension.
The result is a fantastic, enlightening, and mindexpanding reading experience. His other dover books are geometry, relativity and the fourth dimension. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. It provides a popular presentation of set theory and four dimensional geometry as well as some mystical implications.
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Rudy rucker is an american mathematician, computer scientist, philosopher, and author of 31 books of nonfiction, science fiction, and short stories. This is the basic technological twist of spaceland, the latest foray into four dimensional scifi by rudy rucker, a mathematician and computer scientist who has. A novel of the fourth dimension book online at best prices in india on. Mathematician and sciencefiction novelist rudy rucker takes readers on a guided tour of a higher reality that explores what the fourth dimension is and what it has meant to generations of thinkers. Buy rudy rucker ebooks to read online or download in pdf or epub on your pc, tablet or mobile device. Rudy rucker is a past master at turning mathematical concepts into rollicking science fiction adventure, from spacetime donuts and white light to the hacker and the ants. A fun yet thoughtful read, the book gives an appropriate new sense of dimensionality to ruckers work. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the fourth dimension. In the 4th dimension, rudy rucker takes a concept that could potentially be made frightfully technical and through the use of snippets of fiction, humorous drawings i believe the illustrator also did drawings for many of james thurbers works, and downtoearth language makes it accessible to anyone. Rucker has also worked on several software packages.
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Rudy rucker books list of books by author rudy rucker. The fourth dimension by rudy rucker book cover, description, publication history. The fourth dimension by rudy rucker fantastic fiction. Find the fourth dimension by rucker, rudy at biblio. The product manager for a silicon valley startup, joe cube thinks the best way to enter the new millennium is to stay safely home with his wife and watch the year.
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