1. One of three mutually-orthogonal directions in which an object may face.
2. One of three lines or edges that forms a vertex or corner.
The three dimensions of Physics are called length, width, and height, with the convention that height
is typically oriented parallel with the direction of gravity of the celestial body used as reference and
width, with the observer's horizon. Dimensions should under no circumstances be confused with
coordinates (longitude, latitude, and altitude) or with vectors (depth, breadth, and elevation).
In Science, dimensions are static concepts. They have two properties: direction and orthogonality.
There is no such thing as a dimension without the other two. Whenever we talk about width, we are
implicitly alluding to length and height.
In the religion of Mathematical Physics, dimensions are treated as dynamic concepts. The
dimensions of Mathematics have magnitude, but lack direction. Direction is conceptually static and
'made' of a single piece (i.e.continuous). The 'dimensions' of Math are segmented, meaning that they
are composed of countless numbers. You cannot reconcile segmented with direction! The idiots of
Mathematics are referring to number lines and calling them 'dimensions.' Number lines fit the
description of what the mathematicians are talking about: no direction and segmented. Now you
know how the idiots of relativity converted time into a 'dimension.'
Copyright © by Nila Gaede 2008