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 Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...The Space and Astronomy Agora Re: One Simple Question On The Fourth Dimension Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response ToPosted by James/">James on March 25, 1999 00:56:29 UTC

: : : : : : What exactly is a hypercube? and how do can you make one, out of physical material of course? : : :

Simply put, a hypercube is a cube in the forth dimension. As for creating a hypercube, you can not create a hypercube in three dimensional space, at least not a true hypercube. It will lose it's four dimensional qualities. Think of it this way. A cube in three dimensional space will have all the diagonals at right angles of each other. If you draw a cube though, it will lose that property. Same thing with the hypercube. If you sort of create a hypercube in three dimensional space, it will lose it's quality of having all diagonals at 90 degrees of each other. Another point I should make is that a hypercube is made up of 8 cubes (correct me someone if I'm wrong). This is similar to a regular cube which is made up of 6 squares. That's the general idea. Email me if you have more questions.