Has anyone ever considered the possibility the universe is physical composed of four spatial dimensions instead of four-dimensional space-time?

http://home.comcast.net/~jeffocal/shadows.htm

Jeff

Imagination Illuminates Reality

Has anyone ever considered the possibility the universe is physical composed of four spatial dimensions instead of four-dimensional space-time?

http://home.comcast.net/~jeffocal/shadows.htm

Jeff

Imagination Illuminates Reality

No, because orbits in four spatial dimensions are not stable.

I remember you now. You tried this crap on the Boards once before.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=144637

I’m guessing from the way you worded your OP you haven’t come up with anything new to answer our millions of objections but were just hoping we would have forgotten your pseudoscience. No such luck.

I suggest you peddle this elsewhere, where the posters are more credulous.

Yes.

However, the sane ones have dismissed it.

Is it possible the stability of orbits in four spatial dimensions is related to the fact that gravitational force or energy is only transmitted on the “surface” of three-dimensional space with respect to the fourth spatial dimension and therefore is not transmitted through the fourth spatial dimension.

Jeff

Shadows Chapter 12 Gravity and the Fourth Spatial Dimension

http://home.comcast.net/~jeffocal/chapter12.htm

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The inverse square law can be applied to the force of gravity because, as shown in Chapter ten, all energy including gravitational energy is transmitted on the “surface” of three-dimensional space with respect to the fourth spatial dimension NOT through it.

In Chapter ten the “W” axis of the fourth spatial dimension is defined as being simultaneously parallel and perpendicular to the three dimensions of length, width and height of three-dimensional space.

Therefore, the gravitational forces associated with the “W” axis of the fourth spatial dimension that is parallel to one of the three dimensional axis of three-dimensional space will not transmit any gravitational force in the direction of that axis.

This would be analogous to the effect a force parallel to the top of a table would have on the table. There would be no downward force on the surface of the table.

However, the gravitational force associated with the “W” axis that is perpendicular to the other 2 dimensional axis of three-dimensional space will transmit gravitation force proportional to the surface area or d^2 of the plain generated by these two-dimensional axis.\

This would be analogous to the effect a force would have that was perpendicular to the surface of a table. The net downward force on the table would be proportional to its surface area on which the force was acting.

Therefore, the magnitude of gravitation force will vary according to the inverse square of the “surface area” affected by the curvature in four spatial dimensions “Shadows” associates with a gravitational force.

Has anyone ever thought that everything was different, but elaborately set up to as to appear how everyone thinks it is? Think about it; if there was stuff out there which was completely undetectable and didn’t effect anything, we would all be fooled into thinking it did not exist! Interesting theory…

Actually, this seems pretty mundane… maybe even pointless. You also seem intent on sharing it.

Yes, but must he?

Care to explain exactly what system of geometry you’re using that allows the w-axis to be simultaneously parallel and perpendicular to anything? And why this is better than the standard Riemannian geometry?

Is it possible to devise an experiment to detect the undetectable?

Jeff

Shadows Chapter 23 The Experimental Verification of Shadows

No.

Would it be possible for multi-linear algebra to define the orientation of the third and four spatial dimensions as defined in Chapter 10 The Dimensional Interface of shadows?

http://home.comcast.net/~jeffocal/chapter10.htm

Jeff

The orientation of the “W” axis of the fourth spatial dimension may also be difficult for three-dimensional beings to understand because it is “parallel” and “perpendicular” simultaneously to the length, width and height of the three dimensional universe.\

Again, we can use the analogy of a two-dimensional creature “living” on the surface of a piece of paper to illustrate this.

If a light were shining directly down on the surface of the paper, it would “appear” to a two-dimensional creature to be shining perpendicularly over its entire surface. The light would also “appear” to the two-dimensional creature to be shining parallel to the entire surface of the paper because each point on the perpendicular light bean would be equidistant from the every point on surface of the paper.

Therefore, the light would appear to the two-dimensional creature to be parallel and perpendicular simultaneously to the two-dimensional surface of the paper.

In a similar manner, the “W” axis of the fourth spatial dimension “shines” on the entire “surface” of the length, width and height of three-dimensional space resulting in it “appearing” to be “parallel” and “perpendicular” simultaneously to the three dimensions of length width and height.

Therefore, three-dimensional beings would perceive the effects of the orientation of the “W” axis of the fourth spatial dimension to be simultaneously “parallel” and “perpendicular” to length width and height of three-dimensional space.

OK, I see that the OP is only interested in promoting his pet theory. That’s a violation of our policy.

Lynn

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