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Topic: Elementary Query on hypersurfaces
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Elementary Query on hypersurfaces
Posted: Feb 4, 2013 3:49 AM
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Hi - -
I'm hoping that at least one of you has a real
familiarity with hyper-surfaces, (which for myself
are mostly interesting as the posited analogs, in
some models, of our physical universe.) Being
very uninformed about hyper-anythings, I ask:

Assuming for sake of discussion that our universe
were somehow the equivalent of a (say) three-dimen-
sional hyper-surface on a hyper-sphere, would
a given point <in> our universe correspond to a
given point <on> that 3-D hyper-surface? Or
might a given point in our universe correspond
somehow to a higher dimensional object, perhaps
even a 2-D surface entirely spanning the hyper-
sphere. I'm just wildly grasping at straws here.

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