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A thoroughly useful cartoon...

...for those of us who are visualization-challenged when it comes to thinking about dimensions greater than four: Ten Dimensions, ho!

(Yoinked from bluedevi)

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helen99
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Nifty..
elegantelbow
Jan. 24th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
I think some subatomic strings vibrated and my brain exploded in one of the other possible time lines of one of the other possible universes.

Thanks!
jalenstrix
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
*laughter* Quite welcome, and I know just what you mean.
turnberryknkn
Jan. 24th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Sheer. F**king. Awesome. :-)
jalenstrix
Jan. 25th, 2009 01:56 am (UTC)
[grin] I was quite impressed with the cartoon, I must admit. That's the first time I've seen something that assigned meaning to dimensions above four in a way I could immediately grasp.
motive_nuance
Jan. 25th, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
This explanation relies on a pretty weird model of how vision works. As residents of a three-dimensional manifold, our visual field has two spatial dimensions (viz. azimuth and elevation). Similarly, a two-dimensional entity would have a one-dimensional visual field, so it certainly wouldn't be able to see cross-sections of our insides.
corivax
Jan. 25th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
I like their conceptual framework; I think the point,line,fold across each dimension. I think that makes it very understandable. But the tie-in to string theory is painfully wrong. String theory deal with spatial dimensions; that cartoon stopped dealing with spatial dimensions and jumped to temporal ones after three.
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