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The Inflating Wormhole: A Mathematica Animation

Thomas A. Roman
Organization: Central Connecticut State University
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Journal / Anthology

Computers in Physics
Year: 1994
Volume: 8
Issue: 4
Page range: 480-487

It has been recently speculated that the laws of physics might allow an arbitrarily advanced civilization to construct traversable wormholes for interstellar travel. If submicroscopic traversable wormholes existed in the very early universe, then it is conceivable that an inflationary phase might have enlarged some of them to macroscopic size. In a recent paper the author explored the possibility, and in so doing found it useful to construct some visualizable (albeit simplified) models as an aid to intuition. The purpose of the current paper is to present the details of these computer simulations, and in the process introduce the reader to some techniques of simple graphing in Mathematica. The models take the form of animated embedding diagrams of traversable wormholes in an inflationary universe.

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