Register to reply 
Can a dimension exist that is neither temporal nor spatial? 
Share this thread: 
#1
Apr2312, 06:49 PM

P: 86

Is it possible?



#2
Apr2412, 06:59 AM

Homework
Sci Advisor
HW Helper
Thanks
P: 9,876

Yes, and there are many instances. A system is often described as moving in a "state space". That ascribes dimensions to all sorts of characteristics, such as speed, potential energy, temperature... whatever you like.



#3
Apr2612, 05:13 PM

P: 301

The number of dimensions used to describe spaces is the minimum number of independent coordinates needed to specify a point in that space. The coordinates may be any units you choose.



#4
Apr2612, 05:46 PM

P: 375

Can a dimension exist that is neither temporal nor spatial?
Could reaction (aka acceleration) be considered to be a dimension. Things don't just move through time and space; they also react to each other?



Register to reply 
Related Discussions  
Spatial and temporal variation of alpha?  Cosmology  0  
Can dimensions exist that are neither spatial nor temporal?  General Physics  1  
Spatial and temporal  Atomic, Solid State, Comp. Physics  1  
Spatial and temporal interrelationships  General Discussion  2  
Theory Underlying SR: The Time Dimension is Moving Relative to The Spatial Dimension  General Physics  35 