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 Post subject: collapsing a higher dimension function along one axisPosted: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 11:57:28 UTC
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I'm not sure where to put this. I don't think this is the right place, but it was the closest match as far as I could see. I'll apologize in advance for wasting your time.

I'm writing a short story (sci-fi) and there is a point where one of the main characters has to explain the math behind a particular phenomenon. I could go into more detail but I don't think it would help much and it wouldn't be my preference anyway.

I just need something that would be plausible for an educated reader. It doesn't have to be feasible, just plausible.

What I'd like to know is, is there any class of functions in any system which use 4 or more dimensions (variables) and which when collapsed along one axis become a single dimensionless point.

In other words, a "graph" of the function in higher dimensions becomes dimensionless in lower dimensions - i.e., when one of the variables is zero.

I really hope that made a little bit of sense.

Thank you.

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