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Multi Dimensions? [Fourth Dimension]

  1. Feb 18, 2012 #1
    I am participating in science project on behalf of my school. I am a 12th grade student and very much interested in Maths,Physics and Computer Science.
    My teacher has assigned me to do project on Multi Dimension i.e Fourth Dimension.
    I need some good stuff of resource and information on Fourth Dimension.
    And studying about Fourth Dimension is really hectic. And when I searched for some books on Amazon their were more then 7000 books on Fourth Dimension and I was very confused to which book should I get.
    Can you suggest me some good hot information on Fourth Dimensions.
    The deadline of my project in 25 March 2012.
     
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  3. Feb 18, 2012 #2

    mathman

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    Is this a physics project or a math project? It makes a big difference. For physics you would be looking at special relativity with time as the fourth dimension. For math it is much simpler, just add another dimension.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2012 #3

    Bobbywhy

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    Dr. Physics, Welcome to Physics Forums!

    So you have searched the web for books about the Fourth Dimension and found >7,000 books! True, how could you know which one(s) had the information you want. I used "Google" and put in the search terms "fourth dimension universe" and found this Wiki page. It should help you get started. If not, come back here and ask your questions.

    "A temporal dimension is a dimension of time. Time is often referred to as the "fourth dimension" for this reason, but that is not to imply that it is a spatial dimension. A temporal dimension is one way to measure physical change. It is perceived differently from the three spatial dimensions in that there is only one of it, and that we cannot move freely in time but subjectively move in one direction."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimension
     
  5. Feb 19, 2012 #4
    Below is what my teacher told me to do some research.
    1.Fourth Dimension (Tetraspace)
    2.Abstract Concepts that uses the rules of geometry and vectors.
    3.4th Dimension was once thought of as an explanation for time before space-time theories were developed.
    4.Use algebraic and geometry skills to build a model of a tesseract (4D Cube) by physically or on the computer.
    5.Tesseract making concepts.
    6.4D Concepts in research use and its future.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2012 #5

    mathman

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    3. is a physics project. All others are math. (6. is ambiguous.)
     
  7. Feb 19, 2012 #6

    Bobbywhy

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    Dr. Physics, All six of the six topics given to you by your teacher are described in the Wikipedia page referenced in post #3. It offers many references for more "in depth" research as well. No one here on PF is going to "spoon feed" you information on the fourth dimension. Have you studied that wiki article yet? What other research have you done?
     
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