Multidimensional Time

This is an unpublished short note that I wrote in 2004: Multi-time [pdf]

In the paper “Dissipation, Lorentz metric, and information: A phenomenological calculus of bilinear forms” [A. H. Louie & I. W. Richardson (1986) Mathematical Modelling 7, 227−240], we described how our four- dimensional spacetime arose from a special bilinear form on our “description space”. For n=2, the splitting of the 4=22 dimensions into 3+1 of space and time is a natural consequence of the theory. For a general n≥2, the splitting of the n2 dimensions is ½n(n+1) for space and ½n(n−1) for time. In this paper, I revisit the theory that leads to universes with space of more than three dimensions and time of more than one dimensions.

Since 2004, I. W. Richardson and I have published two more papers in the phenomenological calculus sequence:

Louie, A. H. and Richardson, I. W. (2006)
A phenomenological calculus for anisotropic systems
Axiomathes 16(1−2), 215−243

Richardson, I. W. and Louie, A. H. (2007)
A phenomenological calculus of Wiener description space
Chemistry and Biodiversity 4(10), 2315−2331