Hi forum, I was having some difficulty in understanding how time as a fourth dimension allows a cube of three spatial dimensions to obtain the properties of a tesseract.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Suppose we allow a cube to exist for some interval of time. At the start such a cube would have eight vertices as well as at the end of the time interval; sixteen vertices in total, just as the tesseract does.

My difficulty lies in understanding how the properties of thirty-two edges and twenty-four faces come about. I continue to get much smaller numbers when I try to use copy the method for vertices, I appear to be missing some subtle fact that allows these properties to become manifest.

Any help is well appreciated,

Thank-you

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# Tesseract with Time as Fourth Dimension

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