I've been thinking about this problem of how we could possibly visualize the fifth dimension. The fourth dimension is easy enough as all you have to do is view a 3D projection of the object as it moves through 3D space. If you look at animations of the projection of a 4D hypercube you'll know what I mean. How would we ever have a chance to view the fifth dimension however? One possibility that I have been thinking about is the following. Imagine a line in 1D space. Each point on this line is a 3D projection of a 4D object. As you move down the line, you go from point to point, projection to projection and thus making an animation of the projection of a 4D object. Now the only way I can think of to bring this to the fifth dimension would be to have a multitude of these lines arranged together so as to form a plane. As you finish viewing one line, you would then move to the next line, the next set of projections. This would be just like viewing a 4D object but you would in fact be viewing an animation of the multiple 4D projections that the fifth dimensional object would make. I'd just like to see input of other ways this could be done.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Viewing the fifth dimension

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