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Twilight, ashamed of her inability to understand theoretical physics, enlists Luna is her teacher. Together, they follow an intellectual journey into the nature of space, time, and causality. This is a crossover between Friendship is Magic and the strange world of theoretical physics. There IS a story here, so if you're not interested in the physics part, you might enjoy reading just the start and end of every chapter. If you want to get some idea of the amazing places this is going, try looking over chapter 5.

Please send me a message if you find an error or something that needs clarification.

Thanks to Tzolkine for the cover image!

Chapters (5)
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Comments ( 16 )

Out of curiosity, have you heard of Flatworld? I'm reminded of it.

Faved out of curiosity.

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Do you mean Flatland, by Edward A. Abbot? Sure, that's a classic! I read it many times when I was little. It's a fascinating book because it can be read on many levels. On the one hand, it's an excellent introduction to higher-dimensional thinking, but on the other, the mathematical ideas are also used metaphorically to create a satire about a hierarchical, closed-minded society. The flatlanders believe their society to be grand and advanced, but to the three-dimensional people, there is a vast world of which the flatlanders are totally ignorant. It's a lot like how when Gulliver goes to Lilliput, he finds tiny, nasty people who think their bloody political squabbles are glorious and important.

Here's a link to the entire book online.

There's also a movie of Flatland. I haven't seen it but here it is!

1542955 (yes I did whoops wrong name. Cry your pardon. It is a rather fascinating read.)

Yes, the educational qualities of FiM strikes again! :twilightsmile:

1542955 Congratulations for what seems like a wonderful, original idea.
(Although I think the title has a grammar mistake. Shouldn't it say "Theoretical Physics are Magic"?)

Myself I used this site to read Flatland, I found it easier to read because it featured the whole story on a single page.
Have you also read one of Flatland's sequels, like "Flatterland" by Ian Stewart or "Sphereland" by Dionis Burger? They include introductions to expanded mathematics, and are also interesting to read, although they miss the satirizing element.

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I have never heard "physics" used as a plural noun, although I believe "physic" has an archaic definition meaning "medicine" or "drug". From your profile I'd guess you're German. I once had a professor who was German who insisted that the correct term in English should be "Quantal Mechanics" rather than "Quantum Mechanics".

I have not read those sequels you mention, but they sound interesting. :pinkiegasp:

1545043 They are interestingm but hard to come by. One was unobtainable, due to being out of print for some years, and the other one had to be ordered from the other side of the ocean. You could still try and ask your local book store.

Mathematics, physics and ponies? Instant like and fave for you, dear Author!!!:pinkiehappy:

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Yay! I hope you enjoy. I've got a lot more written that isn't posted yet, but chapter 6 has been hard to complete... the polytopes are actually more complicated that I expected and there are still a few parts in the book I have on them that I don't understand yet!!

The field has unique and distinct elements 0, 1, and -1,

You never proved that 1 had to be distinct from -1 on all fields.

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