A theory that seeks to unify the force of electromagnetism as described by Maxwell's equations and the force of gravity as described by general relativity, explaining each as manifestations of a single fundamental force and introducing a hypothetical fifth dimension.
Any of various physical theories introducing dimensions additional to the four dimensions of space and time.
Origin of kaluza-klein-theory
- After Theodor Kaluza (1885–1954), German mathematician and physicist and Oskar Klein (1894–1977), Swedish physicist
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition