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The 2-d Approximation In Nature

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on December 10, 2001 15:32:18 UTC

According to Kip Thorne, it is just the opposite. As the number of dimensions increase, the effective mass density, such as to form black holes, increases.

I think we see evidence of that in nature. I have already suggested that spiral universes have that 2-d configuration in order to protects themselves from black holes. Pull the plug on a sink full of water and a vortex forms. Vortexs are essentially 2-d configurations as the variation in the radial direction is much greater than in the longitudinal direction.

The dynamic reason why 2-d or cylindrical configurations are more stable is because mass can obtain rotational energy in such a configuration. Rotational energy is a characteristic of 2-d, not 3-d or higher.

So by 2-d what I mean is that the properties of a system vary in the radial, and perhaps angular directions, but not in the longitudinal direction. Perhaps you are thinking that I meant that all mass in 3-d was to be projected on the 2-d plane.

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