Loading...

Elements S4 • E24

Could These Numbers Unravel New Dimensions in Space?

217,448 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Feb 23, 2019

These multidimensional number systems are helping us explain the laws of nature. Here’s how.

Can Hawking’s Black Hole Paradox Be Solved With Fuzzballs? - https://youtu.be/esPa1tVSjew

Read More:
The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie The Laws of Nature
https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-oc...
“The first three of these “division algebras” would soon lay the mathematical foundation for 20th-century physics, with real numbers appearing ubiquitously, complex numbers providing the math of quantum mechanics, and quaternions underlying Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity.”

Division algebras and physics (Video 1/14). First video ~ general audience
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BZyd...
“Short videos filmed by Vincent Lavigne and seminar by C. Furey, Walter Grant Scott Research Fellow in Physics. In Trinity Hall at University of Cambridge”

Four-Dimensional Numbers: The Quaternions
http://www.math.brown.edu/~banchoff/B...
“But would such numbers ever have practical applications? As it happens, these are exactly the numbers used to describe the orbits of the motion of pairs of pendulums. And quaternions have been recognized in recent years as one of the most effective means of communicating information about rotations to a graphics computer. Thus some of the most abstract algebraic constructions in four-space can be visualized as geometric phenomena.”
____________________

Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond.

Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information.

Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos

Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/

Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...

Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker

Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/

Seeker http://www.seeker.com/

Loading...

Advertisement
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...