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Is a spiral 1 dimensional?
Posted:
Jun 21, 2006 12:23 AM


I tried posting this under a different topic area but only received 1 reply which was a bit above my level of understanding (thanks anyway). Please consider the following:
Thinking about any spiral that lies flat on a plane, is it onedimensional or twodimensional? My thoughts are that, because it is an open curve, only one dimension (length) is needed to locate a point along it once an origin is established.
Moving into threedimensional space, a spiral (as on a cone) would still be onedimensional wouldn't it? Only one dimension (length) is still needed to identify a point along it.
Thoughts?



