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Dennis Blewett

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Hello,

I am spending time learning more about the theory of special relativity and string theory. One of the things that I have read about string theory is that it includes other dimensions in relation to space (space has 9 dimensions in string theory, supposedly). However, from what I understand from the theory of special relativity, space has only three dimensions. However, I think Einstein never really explicitly said that there are only three dimensions to space, just that dimensions to space exist, as velocity exists with spatial dimensions being translated in by a body of mass.

It seems that since Einstein never explicitly stated that there were more than three dimensions, then the theory of special relativity

I'm reading that string theory supposedly builds upon the theory of special relativity, but it seems to me that it falsifies special relativity with the additional dimensions of space being needed. I understand that the theory of special relativity doesn't account for other dimensions that may exist (multiverse, possibly).

I am spending time learning more about the theory of special relativity and string theory. One of the things that I have read about string theory is that it includes other dimensions in relation to space (space has 9 dimensions in string theory, supposedly). However, from what I understand from the theory of special relativity, space has only three dimensions. However, I think Einstein never really explicitly said that there are only three dimensions to space, just that dimensions to space exist, as velocity exists with spatial dimensions being translated in by a body of mass.

It seems that since Einstein never explicitly stated that there were more than three dimensions, then the theory of special relativity

__allows__for 9 dimensions.I'm reading that string theory supposedly builds upon the theory of special relativity, but it seems to me that it falsifies special relativity with the additional dimensions of space being needed. I understand that the theory of special relativity doesn't account for other dimensions that may exist (multiverse, possibly).

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