math on widths doesn't add up

Dar Scott Consulting dsc at swcp.com
Sun Jul 7 18:53:38 EDT 2019


Perhaps warmth, strength, wealth, breadth, greenth.
Maybe forth, growth, faith, health.

> On Jul 7, 2019, at 4:07 PM, Sean Cole (Pi) via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> I've just been teaching my youngest about the 4th - nth dimensions. Time is
> not the 4th but the 1st temporal dimension. If the 3 spatial dimensions are
> Length, height and width then the 4th is depth, ie, going inwards and
> outwards as the easiest way to picture it (but not truly representative).
> That being the case, how would you describe the 5th spacial dimension.
> That'll twist your noggin if it's not something you've thought of before :)
> 
> Sean
> 
> 
> On Mon, 17 Jun 2019 at 21:55, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
>> Heh! That reminds me, I knew a British professor once who used the
>> illustration that a two dimensional being, confronted with a line would
>> perceive it as impassible. He then went on to explain how it might be that
>> a 3 dimensional being, when needing to see into the future might perceive
>> it as impossible, whereas to a 4th dimensional being, that is not bound by
>> time, would not.
>> 
>> Bob S
>> 
>> 
>>> On Jun 17, 2019, at 13:24 , Dar Scott Consulting via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Sure. I do it all the time and everybody knows how 1D I am.
>>> 
>>> Some random thoughts:
>>> 
>>> A Turing machine might be considered 1D. It can draw x,y.
>>> 
>>> This past month, I was working in very high dimensions. I was not able
>> to visualize that very well and used dimension reduction techniques such as
>> PCA, UMAP and t-SNE to help. I would guess the 1D being might have to do
>> something similar for "visualization". Maybe.
>>> 
>>> Lewis and Clark went on a path or route, 1D, and took measurements that
>> allowed them to create a 2D map. That is, the space of the 1D path was
>> assumed to bend in a 2D space.
>>> 
>>> The floor of my lab looks 2D to me, but I have latitude and longitude
>> marked for the center. That labelling assumes a curving into 3D.
>> 
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