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Understanding four-dimensional space leads us from the shadow world that Plato described to an understanding of the true world in all its glory. – Matsumoto (2008)

Mathematicians pursuing research into the fourth-dimension are increasing, according to Matsumoto (2008). His Nikon post explains the importance of classifying space for understanding higher dimensions. If you imagine that a point intersects a line, a line intersects a plane, and a plane intersects a solid – what happens next? a solid intersects 4D space?

Read to find out. His post is split into four parts:

But why stop at four dimensions? The video below is titled, “Imagining 10 Dimensions,” builds on the point, line, plane, … to try and visualize 10 dimensions. If you are enjoying the story of Flatland, you will like this video.

 

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