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Dimensions in general represent degrees of freedom in motion. That means each dimension adds one independent direction in which an object may move.

Additional dimensions beyond the 3 basic and 1 time dimension work in the same way. However I suspect the question originates from the added dimensions that string theory (and other theories) proposes.

In that case it is important to note that these additional dimensions are curled up in a complex structure known as a Calabi-Yau manifold. These structures are very small and therefore cannot be seen with the eye.

A good example given by Brian Greene in one of his books is that of a garden hose which has ants walking on it. The hose represents a two dimensional space, one in the direction of the hose, and one which moves the ant around it. Close up you can clearly see that you have these two degrees of freedom.

However if you move far away the hose will appear to be a line and the second (curled up) dimension appears to vanish. In the same way the curled up dimensions that string theory predicts are also invisible to the naked eye, although they might eventually be probed by particle collider experiments.

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What is an other dimension?

An "other dimension" is a dimension other than the three dimensions of space and one of time that we normally experience.


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How is the fourth dimension the time?

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A cartesian graph is a graph in which y is some function of x. This is the 'normal' type in which you can give an x and y coordinate. Other types include polar in which modulus is a function of argument, but there are loads of varieties and forms.


Are there any formulas for other dimensions?

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What do you do when you get to the other dimension on Phineas and Ferb 2d yourself?

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Zero dimension is a property of the mathematical concept of an ideal point in space. It has no dimensions of distance - length, breadth or height, nor of any of the other fundamental measures such as mass, time etc.


What is the meaning of international dimension?

The international dimensions represents events originating in foreign countries as ell as opportunities for U.S. companies in other countries.


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