fourth dimension

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the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event


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0)] obtained by means of General Relativity in the non-holonomic four-dimensional space of General Relativity, in the low velocity approximation.
By combining ideas from theoretical physics with abstract notions from topology (the study of shape), mathematicians are discovering that four-dimensional space has mathematical properties quite unlike those characterizing space in any other dimension.
Together with Freedman's work, his results revealed that four-dimensional space has more than one possible structure.
Finally putting theory to the test, Charbonneau and his team simulated glass formation in four-dimensional space and higher, eventually proving that a crucial assumption of that early glass-formation theory was wrong: The molecular structure within glass is much more disorderly than had been thought.
1943) has committed himself to drawing on his knowledge of math and physics to explore two- and three-dimensional representation of four-dimensional space.
In fact, talking about Figure 7 is quite hard: it is actually a two-dimensional representation (a drawing on paper) of a three-dimensional representation (the straw construction hanging in space from the ceiling) of a four-dimensional object (the real tesseract in four-dimensional space with four mutually perpendicular directions apparent at the vertices).
The author maintains that we can construct such a version of the puzzle, and that this temporal variant on the phenomenon has something to teach us about popular arguments for the possibility (or even actuality) of four-dimensional space.
In contrast to the previous two cases, I was unable to find a four-dimensional space that interpolates these functionals for arbitrary u [not equal to] v [member of] [R.
We can imagine consciousness as a four-dimensional space and the mind as a three-dimensional structure lying into it.
The main difference between these earlier attempts to unify the field and the later theories is the nineteenth century belief that the four-dimensional space was physically real, what is today called an embedding space.
Mathematicians also study what they call the three-dimensional sphere--the set of all points a given distance from a center in four-dimensional space.