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Astral Beast

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    #487641 - 10/13/10 05:42 PM (7 years, 7 months ago)

can someone please expalin the hypercube(tesseract) to me. its just not making sense to me.


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Re: Tesseract [Re: iStoner]
    #487704 - 10/13/10 09:49 PM (7 years, 7 months ago)

Dont bother trying to visualize the thing, it cant be done.  What you can do is see a 2-D 'shadow' of it, and that is what is depicted in the clip.

A tesseract is just a 4-D cube (also known as a hypercube).  A 2-D cube is a square, a 3-D cube is a cube and a 4-D cube is a tesseract.  It is a mathematical construct where each corner has 4 lines that come off of it, and each line is at a right angle to the other lines.  A square has two lines coming off of the corner, and they are at right angles to each other.  A cube has three lines coming off of the corner and they are at right angles to each other.  A tesseract has four lines coming off of the corner and they are all at right angles to each other.

If you ask some specific quesitons I may be able to help you.  It takes a bit of time to develop a sense about these things.  There is a popular clip out there called "Imagining the 10th dimension" - I would not suggest that, its crap.  A cool, short book that explores the idea of higher dimensions is "Flatland".  Its old, and funny but also illuminating.  Carl Sagan summarized some of the concepts in this clip,

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Re: Tesseract [Re: DieCommie]
    #487735 - 10/13/10 10:41 PM (7 years, 7 months ago)

This is funny because I was literally just having a conversation about hyper spheres. Its cool to get high and visit other dimensions



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