Schwarzschild field inn dimensions and the dimensionality of space problem

  title={Schwarzschild field inn dimensions and the dimensionality of space problem},
  author={Frank Robert Tangherlini},
  journal={Il Nuovo Cimento (1955-1965)},
  • F. Tangherlini
  • Published 1 February 1963
  • Physics
  • Il Nuovo Cimento (1955-1965)
SummaryThe fact that our present laws of physics admit of a formal extension to spaces of an arbitrary number of dimensions suggests that there must be some principle (or principles) operative which in conjunction with these laws entails the observed specificity of spatial dimensionality,n=3. Generalizing from an approach suggested by the work ofEhrenfest (and independently byG. J. Whitrow) on the Newtonian keplerian problem inn dimensions, it is proposed that this principle may be tentatively… 

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