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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser


The Forth Dimension Simply Explained

Henry Parker MANNING




Reading The Fourth Dimension Simply Explained. I'm sure you've all seen a projection of a tesserect. Thinking of writing a 4-space rendering engine -- shouldn't be too much more difficult than 3-space, except that rather than finding where lines intersect triangles, you would determine whether planes intersect triangles. Not sure how much sense a person might make of these projections, but it is true, 3-space is a mental model derived only from 2d projections -- so why not see if the brain can go further?