*This is a recent post Bill Gaede made on the group forum Rational Science. It explains how math is confused for physics and what irrational implications arise from such confusion.*

“a coordinate system is a system – not a very auspicious start – which uses one or more numbers, or coordinates, to uniquely determine the position of a point

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinate

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“Point (geometry), an entity that has a location in space or on a plane, but has no extent.”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point

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"points are zero-dimensional"

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_%28geometry%29

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(An entity with no extent??? 0D??? But has location??? ‘In’ space??? So far the idiots have located a location with nothing in ‘it’! They have also established firmly that coordinate = number.)

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So let’s see… A coordinate is a number. A set of these numbers comprises a coordinate system (i.e., a number system)

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“Dimension: the dimension of a space or object is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify any point within it.”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimension

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"Space is the boundless, three-dimensional extent..."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space

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(space OR object???? Space has dimensions????? Should be easy to draw then! Space has extent?)

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"In mathematics, a space is a set"

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_%28mathematics%29

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"A set in mathematics is a collection of well defined and distinct objects, considered as an object in its own right."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set_%28mathematics%29

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"A mathematical object is an abstract object" (Roll of eyes)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_object

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“Time is a dimension”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time

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(Time is like length, width and height????)

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So the mathemagicians don’t have a definition of the word ‘dimension’ BEFORE they use it in a sentence: “the dimension of a space”… “time is a dimension.” Nevertheless, they claim that ‘a’ 3D ‘space’ is INFORMALLY defined as the minimum number of numbers to specify a point within ‘it’, supposedly 3 in this case.

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They conclude that the surface of the Earth is 2D because the minimum number of numbers to specify the position of a location (nothing in that location) anywhere on its surface is 2. There is no provision for the coordinate known as ‘altitude’ (from the center of Earth to its surface). It’s taken for granted.

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Corollary 1: The idiots of Mathemagics live in Flatland: length and width (or longitude and latitude or parallel and meridian or whatever)!

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Corollary 2: Flatland becomes Solidland when the Flatlanders look at their clocks.

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Corollary 3: The mathemagicians suffer from acrophobia: an extreme fear of height (or was it altitude?).

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