4-D Objects Hyperspace Slicing
Date: Around 1993
Hi, again. I understand that a slice of my 4-d object would be a
3-d object, but can I put a series of 3-d objects together, and find an
approximation of a 4-d object? I mean, with a lot of squares, one on the top
of the other, I could get a cube. If I put many cubes on top of one another,
would that be my 4d object? I guess not...
There is a representation of a 4-D cube called a "tesseract." It
is similar to what you have described but not exactly the same. Take a look at
the book by Rudy Rucker I referred to in the previous note's responses.
In a very recent issue of the "Mathematics Teacher" (in the
"letters" section) there is a student's account of attempts at constructing an
image of a 5-dimensional extension of the cube; a diagram is included. This
may have been related to an article in a previous issue that you should
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