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:
- A world of shadow created by light
- What is dimension?
- Major problems spanning generations
- On to the four-dimensional realm
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.