# Re: dimensions

CALYK (CALYK@aol.com)
Thu, 15 Jan 1998 01:21:37 EST

In a message dated 98-01-14 23:29:36 EST, you write:

<< danny <calyk@aol> writes
: Im wondering, do the 10 dimensions include the 0 dimension,
: making 11 total? (0-point, 1-line, 2-plane, 3-d etc..)

If you like, but the "0 dimension" adds no dimensionality,
because it has no variation.

The Cartesian product of a line (d=1) and a line (d=1) is a plane (d=2).
The Cartesian product of a line (d=1) and a point (d=0) is a line (d=1).

Anton Sherwood *\\* +1 415 267 0685 *\\* DASher@netcom.com
>>

and the product of a point and a point is a line
if a point isnt a dimension and a line is, what is a point?
i very much think that a point is a dimension. dimensions dont start with a
line, they start with a point i think, or maybe something else.

if you had three points it would be a plane, and 4 would be 3d ....(if they
were randomly placed within 3d space, but what if they were randomly placed
within a 4d space? What is a 4d space? time? it seems that would also include
movement and growth) It seems a point would exist within all dimensions.

danny