16 October 2006
Time is not the fourth dimension.
From two to one dimension
- Push a filled circle (two dimensions) through a line (one dimension).
- The intersecting line will show short, longer and shorter segments.
- A circle is a collection of segments that all exist simultaneously.
From three to two dimensions
- Push a filled ball (three dimensions) through a plain (two dimensions).
- The intersection area will show small, larger and smaller circles.
- A ball is a collection of circles that all exist simultaneously.
From four to three dimensions
Time helps to visualise a higher dimension.
Yet, it is just an tool.
- Push a hyper ball (four dimensions) through a space (three dimensions).
- The intersecting space will show small, bigger and small balls.
- A hyper ball is a collection of balls that all exist simultaneously.
The complete image is unrelated to time.
A second is something completely different than a meter.