A Bitruncated Tesseract—Say What?

I think I like this because it is shiny and keeps moving, but that's just my attention deficit acting up. What is really cool is someone out there knows why this is important and what it proves.

I would love to hear what this really is -- until the next shiny -- oh, look! A paper airplane!
     Posted By: gdanea - Thu Dec 17, 2009
     Category: Scholarship

okay john, that's what. now how about why? is it just cool (and shiny) or is there a application for it? and thanks for the explanation sweetie.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/17/09 at 11:10 PM
Wa lookit thar! A genuwine doohickit!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/18/09 at 09:22 AM
The "why" is to show how it would look, just like if you took a cube and cut off the corners just to see how it looks; its just a visual representation of the math.
Posted by Freddie Freelance on 12/18/09 at 04:28 PM
It's one of those things like a Klein bottle (4-dimensional analogue to a Mobius strip), where it's just interesting to project an object in n-space into (n-1)-space. You get some interesting effects, that is, trying to represent it.
Posted by venomlash on 12/18/09 at 04:59 PM
I said it before and I'll say it again - "Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle. That's the only tesseract I need. Although this is very pretty in a "I'm not getting into the science of it or I will go crazy" way.
Posted by Leshka on 12/18/09 at 09:57 PM
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