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Photons are real, physical entities.

The fourth dimension is a real, physical entity.

Therefore, photons must have a relationship with the fourth dimension. They must have some velocity relative to it.

What is the velocity of the photon through the fourth dimension x4?

Do you agree with the following:

Remarkably, this is exactly what Einstein/Minkowski taught with x4=ict which means dx4/dt=ic -- the fourth dimension is moving at c relative to the three spatial dimensions.

- Maxwell/Einstein teach that light has the velocity c through the three spatial dimensions.
- Relativity teaches us that the velocity of every object is c through the four-dimensional spacetime manifold.
- If a photon has a velocity other than zero relative to the fourth dimension, then either #1 or #2 above would no longer be true.
- As #1 and #2 must always be true, a photon must remain stationary relative to the fourth dimension.
- As a photon is stationary relative to the fourth dimension, it tracks and traces x4's movement. The fourth dimension is moving at c relative to the three spatial dimensions.

Einstein's GR taught us that dimensions could bend, curve, and move and so does dx4/dt=ic.

Does the above logic make sense to you?

What, in your opinion, is the velocity of the photon through the fourth dimension x4?

(HINT:

Consider the equation x4=ict.

When t=1, what is x4? When t=2, what is x4? When t=3, what is x4? What happens to x4 as the seconds on your watch tick by? In three seconds, how far has x4 moved? 3*ic meters!

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