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Posted by Tim on April 17, 2003 02:53:49 UTC

Mike,

in my struggle to "visualize" space-time the following has passed through my mind.

imagine a "super" motion camera that could record the universe from "birth" onward...
allowing that the 2 dimensional projection of the recorded image is a reduction of the 3 dimensionality of space then consider each frame as a slice of time. the whole product ie the stack of "time" frames of reduced 3d space can be likened to the nature of space-time.

with respect to your question:
"If we could view the vortex in motion,
as a geometric figure, would that mean
motion is a dimension?"

i would say the time component of motion could be considered a dimension.

regards, tim

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