Re: dimensions

Anders Sandberg (
15 Jan 1998 11:17:21 +0100

CALYK <> writes:

> 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.

Just a small terminology nitpick: a point or a line isn't a
dimension. They have a dimension, but they are not themselves
dimensions. A dimension is just a measure of how many "degrees of
freedom" a certain space has, not the space itself (or a good example
of such a n-dimensional space, like a line).

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