Tesseracts and HypercubesDate: 05/22/97 at 14:37:21 From: Becky Smith Subject: Tesseracts and hypercubes I am a high school media coordinator with a geometry student who has an assignment to write a 5-page paper on tesseracts and hypercubes. I have looked in our reference and math books but there's not enough information to support a long paper. Can you give me any good clear concise information sources that a high school geometry student would understand? Thanks. Date: 05/26/97 at 15:32:12 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Re: Tesseracts and hypercubes Hi there! Thanks for your question. Here are some Web sites that may be of use: PICTURES I found a good picture of a tesseract (also called a hypercube) at http://www.tisinc.com/html/tesserct.html You will also find great pictures of the tesseract and other polytopes (higher-dimensional polyhedra) at http://www.uccs.edu/~eswab/hyprspac.htm A rotatable demonstration of a tesseract can be found at http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/docs/outreach/4-cube/ If this is too slow and you have access to a Macintosh, there is another demonstration available for download at http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/software/download/geometry_games.html ) ARTICLES An article about visualizing the fourth-dimension is located at http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/docs/forum/polytope/ Answers to a high school student's questions about Euclidean geometry in higher dimensions are at http://www.math.toronto.edu/mathnet/questionCorner/eucgeom.html --------- That's most of what I found. Your student might also include a discussion of the fourth dimension in the project. Dr. Math has answered several questions on this topic; they are archived at http://mathforum.org/dr.math Here is a good place to start: http://mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/dixon24.html Please write back if you need more help. -Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Date: 05/27/97 at 08:17:12 From: Smith, Becky Subject: Re: Tesseracts and hypercubes Thanks so much for helping my student with some information sources for tesseracts on the Net. I'll keep this communication on file for future reference on this topic. Your site is a great place not only for students, but for teachers and media personnel to get mathematical information. Becky Smith Media Coordinator Hickory High School |
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