What is 4th dimension: Definition and 51 Discussions
A 4th Dimension roller coaster is a type of steel roller coaster whereby riders are rotated independently of the orientation of the track, generally about a horizontal axis that is perpendicular to the track. The cars do not necessarily need to be fixed to an angle.
Consider a hypothetical five dimensional flat spacetime ##\mathbb{R}^5## with coordinates ##x, y, z, w, t##.
Now imagine that the hypersurface ##\Sigma =\mathbb{R}^3## of ##x, y, z## moves with constant rate ##r## along the coordinate ##w##, i.e. ##dw/dt=r##. Assuming that ##t \in (-\infty, +...
Suppose the universe were described by internal geometry by a ball, i.e. the metric where :
$$diag(1,r^2,r^2 sin(\theta)^2)$$
Now if we go to exterior geometry and suppose there existed a 4th timelike dimension the manifold were for example modelized by :
$$\left(\begin{array}{c}...
To form a 2-torus, a narrow tube can be bent into a loop and joined end to end:
But instead of forming this loop in our three-dimensional space, the loop can also be formed in a direction perpendicular to three-dimensional space, moving it into the fourth dimension of space.
What's the name of...
Homework Statement: I do know how to solve the resistance network problem in two dimensions. However, in this problem they want it in 3 dimensions and higher and I don't know how to do that
Homework Equations: -
In the picture you can see the solution to the two dimensional version
Hello all,
i read several threads concerning the a.m. topic, but are still not sure if i got it right.
Is "passing time" or moving in the 4th dimension in relativistic means a real changing of position in grade 4 spacetime or is it just a mathematical effect ?
Why asking: If i understood...
I recently came across an example of a fictional 2 dimension being and how that being would experience 3 dimensional interaction. In this is example the 2d being was on a pool table and would only see flashes of the pool balls as they interact with the 2d plane.
Is gravity similar; however, a...
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I have recently been very interested in learning about the 4th dimension (well the little we know about it) I have listened and discussed in some conversations about the topic and have a few thoughts and it questions.
-From my understanding the Tesseract is a 3rd dimensional Shadow...
It's my understanding that, if we ignore the temporal dimension and just focus on spatial ones, then you get to the third dimension by starting with a point and adding perpendicular lines to them. Once you've done this a couple of times, you get three dimensions. Obviously, to the layman, it...
I understand the theory of special relativity and the mathematics which support it. I even understand that the time dilation has been proven. Therefore I am going to ask a question which on first blush may appear that I disagree with it but that is not the case. The question I can not seem to...
Homework Statement
is there a 4th dimension. if yes can anyone explain it ?Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
4th dimension includes time also am i right ? which is X,Y,Z + time
Hey guys here is my question. 1D = Line
2D is a plane. 3D is space. So shouldn't a fourth dimension be something else? Is there really such a thing as fourth dimensional space. There is no such thing as a 3 dimensional plane. Though you can have a 2D plane in 3D space.
Next question leads to...
Hey there peers :smile:
I'm really keen on explaining science to others and I've been practicing it with my classmates lately, so I thought why not give it a try and make my first ever youtube video about a seemingly hard concept which is a space of 4 dimensions. I made this post just because...
I want sthg I can visualize in order to understand , I keep asking and am always told time , so how is time a 4th dimension ? I try my best but my mind is too weak to visualize things more complex than disney (so please , I want sthg in that standard ,consider me a curious 6 year old child)
Hey Guys,
I, FYI not a physicist, recently got a fascination to dimensions, and for the life in me I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that time is the 4th dimension.
From what I can understand, the spatial dimensions can completely perceive the dimension below, but perceive an...
Hello everyone once again. If I remember correctly, hypercubes are said to have 4th dimension. But as far as I know, the 4th dimension is time. So, when we're describing the 4th dimension I guess we can say, " Let's meet at my house at 12.20 pm". When I say "at my house" I'm talking about the...
I don't really know where this topic belongs.
Let's say you're an ugly asymmetrical person, with your right hand much larger than the left.
A 4th dimensional being removed you and "flipped" you in the 4th dimesion, then put you back.
Would you come back with a large right hand...
It's hard to convince people that they should hear and/or learn about the 4th dimension, string theory, and all of the like without giving them real world examples as to why these are all important.
I've been trying to find a way to incorporate the 4th dimension in particular into a short...
Not sure if its the right place to post but still:-
I am confused over 4th dimension space( not time ). Does 4th dimension space really exist?
If it exists why we cannot see or visualise the 4th dimension?
a)since universe is expanding is today's 1 meter different from tomorrow's 1m?
b)since distant between any 2 points is increasing is the universe expanding into 4th dimension?
How is it like to travel at the speed of light in the 4th dimension?
and according to general relativity, the 4th dimension is time, what does that mean ?...and why? :rolleyes:
This question will probably make the most sense to those who have read Edwin Abbott Abbott's novel Flatland. But I'm sure many others know the answer.
To explain, I'll have to use some dimensional analogy.
Let's say you're a 2-dimensional being. You live in a two dimensional world and thus...
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what do you think that in general relativity, since space is curved, the curvature could be interpreted as a 4th space dimension "hyperspace"?
in other words, the 4th space dimension would take the place of time, for a coordinate observer?
So do we know for sure what the 4th spatial dimension is? I have read in many places that it is time. I would say this makes sense because we are perceiving time in 3 dimensional slices in our dimension. The same way a 2D being would perceive 2D slivers of a 3D object in its own dimension.
I've recently been learning about relativity and quantum physics. I understand it quite well now but i have a thought experiment that doesn't make sense.
If i travel into the future through a high speed train and see the world blown up by some epic disaster, doesn't this mean that this was...
Is it the additional dimension, Time, added to the Euclidean (x,y,z) 3-D space? Or does it even make sense to ask this question? And instead consider 4D space-time (Minkowski Space) as a manifold in which 3D is embedded?
I'm confused. :(
So I've been told that electromagnetic waves oscillate like flicking a rope up and down or a ripple in a pond. In the first example, from a side view, the rope can be considered to be a line, or 1-dimensional. However, once the ropes starts oscillating to represent waves, width must also be...
Hello, I am in the process of reading Black Holes, Wormholes & Time Machines and am somewhat confused, even though it is aimed at people like myself who have very little knowledge on the subject. I am reading about the 4th dimension now but I do not understand the relevance of researching into...
I have no schooling in physics but for the past 3 years I have had this idea floating around in my head and figured i'd tell somebody and see what they thought.
my theory is about the 4th Dimension. I believe that energy is the 4D and not time. Energy can be measured like width, heigth and...
Hi, I'm new here. I've loved all the qualitative aspects of physics for a while now and I'm just starting to get into some of the more quantitative aspects of physics, the actual math. I'm such a complete amateur at all this and I'm only in high school so please excuse my question if it seems...
I have an idea that completely renivents the idea of the 4th dimension that has absolutely nothing to do with time. BUt however, it will be easier to first think about the lower dimensions.
imagine a perfectly 2 dimensional universe which can be represented with a xy plane where -10 meters <...
Does a dimention other than the third dimention possibly eixist? For some thing to exist doesn't it need thickness width and length?.People say time is the 4<sup>th</sup> dimention is there any kind of proff for it:confused: .
Just an idea:
It occurred to me that people can't see the fourth dimension because, in reality, we can't even see the third. Think about it. When you're looking at something, each of your eyes registers a 2D image, and the sense of depth (the third dimension) is inferred from the two 2D...
If we exclude time as the fourth dimension, is it possible that over many years of trial and study, that our thee-dimensional brains can comprehend a higher dimension? :bugeye:
Time is not the 4th dimension. Well... depends on perspective. Why do people say time is the 4th dimension? I know you can say it's a dimension and there are already 3. But why not say mass is a dimension? Each point in space has a certain mass. What's the difference? Einstein said it and it...
Hello, this is my first time posting, I do hope I've found the right place.
I have relatively no knowledge of physics but am about to minor in it in college. The questions and ideas I am about to set down concern time, an issue of which I again know very little.
While sitting idle one day...
4th DIMENSION EQUATIONS! CALCULUS HELP
I have to explain the 4th dimension and hyper-space using for my High School calculus AP final project. IF someone can give me some insight or some equations to help me see and learn more about the 4th dimension it will be greatly appreciated.
Some...
Time is just a way of measuring the velocity of the motion of an object through the 3 real dimensions. In order to go into the future you would have to stop your particles for the desired amount of time (basically cryogenics). Your particles weren't present to have their effect on the future so...
Did Einstein meant by space-time continuous that time is just another dimension, like the other 3?
If so, why are we experiencing this one that differently? (Should this have gone in the phylosophy section?)
has anybody done any thinking on the properties of a universe with four "normal" spatial dimensions? I've done a bit and some interesting properties have surfaced. I've discovered that rivers don't need bridges, sponges and screens can pass through each other, and there are several types of...
hey, anyone out there care to offer their thoughts on the fourth dimension? as in what would it be, all I have is that a fourth dimensional object would seem like a 3 dimensional object moving down and then disapearing?