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I Can a 3D object displace a 4D object?

  1. Feb 6, 2017 #1
    I was just thinking about this randomly today. I feel like the answer is that it "does" and it "doesn't." A math teacher I had said that the 4th dimension is perpendicular to everything and anything in the 3rd, so does that mean that it can't be displaced, or is the answer more complicated than that?
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  3. Feb 6, 2017 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Your question doesn't make any sense. For two objects to interact, they have to exist in the same space. To simplify your question, "Can a 2D object (in three-dimensional space) displace a 3D object?"

    Now, with the question simplified to a space that we can comprehend, what do you mean by "displace an object"?
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