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Fourth Dimension, The

by Hinton, Charles H.

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Charles H. Hinton (1853-1907) invented a gun used in baseball batting practice. [Harper's Weekly, Mar. 20, 1897, 301-2.] He is also known for his speculations on the fourth dimension. He married a daughter of logican George Boole, but was forced to leave England after a bigamy conviction. An instructor of mathematics at Princeton (fired) and assistant professor at Minnesota, he served at the Naval Observatory and as patent examiner in Washington. There he died suddenly when asked to give a toast to "female philosophers" at the Society of Philanthropic Inquiry meeting.

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English

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