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Topic: Is a spiral 1 dimensional?
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Allan Turton

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Is a spiral 1 dimensional?
Posted: Jun 21, 2006 12:23 AM
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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 one-dimensional or two-dimensional? 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 three-dimensional space, a spiral (as on a cone) would still be one-dimensional wouldn't it? Only one dimension (length) is still needed to identify a point along it.

Thoughts?



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