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Topic: 3 accessible dimensions in hyperspace
Replies: 2   Last Post: Mar 17, 2013 3:37 PM

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 fom Posts: 1,968 Registered: 12/4/12
Re: 3 accessible dimensions in hyperspace
Posted: Mar 17, 2013 2:58 AM

On 3/16/2013 1:26 PM, stefan berger wrote:
> In short: I have a problem with wrapping my head around the idea of an ever expanding infinitely sized universe as well as the idea of a finite universe. The problem with the latter being that there would be a wall, with the former that infinite space is hard to understand. Now the question: Is there a mathematical model for 3 accessible dimensions , this is what we 'perceive', in a higher-dimensional space that wraps around? Not that higher dimensions are easier to understand, nevertheless it could somehow 'explain' *seemingly* infinite space.
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> In 2 dimensional space I can imaging a *seemingly* infinite space when thinking of the surface of a sphere. The spherical coordinates
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> x = r * sin(theta) * cos (phi)
> y = r * sin(theta) * sin (phi)
> z = r * cos(theta)
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> obviously describe the surface-coordinates in such a 3d space with only 2 dimensions accessible

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein_bottle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_universe#Alice_universe

If no one more knowledgeable gives you anything better...

Date Subject Author
3/17/13 fom
3/17/13 Ken.Pledger@vuw.ac.nz