Tuesday, October 23, 2012

True meaning of Tesseract

"Speaking of ways, pet, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract" - Mrs Whatsit in A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist.

In mathematics, a tesseract is a four-dimensional shape (hypercube) that, when represented in three dimensions, looks, e.g., like a cube inside of a cube with spokes connecting the corners of the two cubes together. When representing a tesseract in a three-dimensional picture, the fourth dimension is depicted as the one geometric object being displaced and having different size relative to the other (as opposed to the three spatial dimensions, whose magnitudes are measured right-to-left, forward-to-backward and up-to-down). In the novel, the tesseract functions more or less like what in modern science-fiction is called a space warp or a wormhole, a portal from one area of space to another which is possible through the bending of the structure of the space-time continuum.

Very disappointed Avengers made this interesting concept from my childhood a crystal? Please!!

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

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