Back to Home

Blackholes2 Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | Blackholes II | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Four Dimensional Crests And Troughs...

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics
Posted by Cl on November 24, 1999 06:02:11 UTC

My question would be best stated after this example. You have a pool of water, you throw a stone in that water and notice one thing. The waves that are created are rings that extend in all directions outward. However this only comprises two dimensions because they don't ripple upward or down, only outward. The thing aplying to my question mainly is that the crests and troughs are at a perpendicular axis to the progression of the growing wave itself. This requires a third dimension. A greater amplitude requires more three dimensional space (i.e. A wave created by a gental nudge rather than a tidal wave). Well here's the question......since light progresses out in all three dimensions from its origen, does it then not require a fourth dimension for it's crests and troughs?

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
Google
 
Web www.astronomy.net
DayNightLine
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2021 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins