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Dimension 4

  1. May 10, 2009 #1
    iam sorry if this is crackpottery,but is it true that a 4 dimensional figure*called the tesseract has been constructed,i came across this over the net.*kindly rebuke me if iam not abiding with the rules of pf.
     
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  3. May 10, 2009 #2

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    What do you mean by "constructed"?
     
  4. May 10, 2009 #3

    Cyosis

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    Have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesseract it will probably answer all your questions. Assuming with constructed you don't mean built from wood.
     
  5. May 12, 2009 #4
    i mean not exactly constructed,but is the tesseract true,i mean how can a 4d object be
    drawn on paper.the link what you gave was where i saw earlier on tesseract,i want
    a better explanation.
     
  6. May 13, 2009 #5

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    The tesseract is not a statement that can be "true" or "false". It's a mathematical object. A 4D object cannot be drawn on paper. The pictures you see of the tesseract are just projections, just like you can project a 3D object onto paper.
     
  7. May 14, 2009 #6
    has the tesseract found its applications in various fields,and on what basis has this been
    projected?,i mean considering what as the 4th dimension has this been projected?
     
  8. May 14, 2009 #7

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    That question was answered in the wikipedia link.

     
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