Now I was wondering about the controversial spacetime continuum.
I am for the spacetime continuum because I believe it accurately predicts how gravity acts. Here is a link to a thread by a friend of mine for
(But something most of us don't know it wasn't Einstein who created the idea for a spacetime continuum but Minkowski, one of Einstein's teachers at
the ETH Zuric.)
Anyway I thought about the perspective of different dimensions and gravity.
Here is what is known as a tesseract
A tesseract is known as a four dimensional square.
This tesseract that is in rotation becomes very weird looking when looking at it head on.
Lets have a little thought experiment before we go on...
What would a 2 dimensional object look like if it was placed in a 1 dimensional world?
To me I would think that it would exist as a 1 dimensional part but it's true 2 dimensional quality would be hidden from view.
Now what would a 3 dimensional object look like in a 2 dimensional world?
It would look 2 dimensional.
Now it goes to what would a 4 dimensional object look like in a 3 dimensional world?
It would look like a 3 dimensional object.
But what if the object when it interacts with the 3 dimensional matter and energy warps?
It would create an effect that is 3 dimensional.
Now spacetime is known as a continuum of both space and time.
It occurred to me while I was looking at this picture what spacetime might be made of...
What if spacetime was made out of individual tesseracts that bent when they was mass present?
Then an effect which is 3 dimensional would be created.
I think that the effect created is called gravity.
Any questions, comments, concerns, or conundrums then please post here.
[edit on 2-7-2010 by Gentill Abdulla]