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Surfing through Hyperspace (2001)
Clifford Pickover
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Contributed by Cliff Pickover

FBI agents investigate the disappearance of people abducted into the fourth dimension. Along the way, the agents learn about degrees of freedom, quaternions, nonorientable surfaces, mathematics of hyperspheres, and numerous other mathematics relating to higher spatial geometries.

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GenreScience Fiction, Didactic,
MotifHigher/Lower Dimensions, Religion, Mobius Strip/Nonorientability,

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