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CHISEL
2003-Oct-16, 10:05 AM
Thinking of a 2D creature on a 2D plane, that might be flat or curved. Would the creature be hollow? bound together only by it's own edge or could it have a finite thickness. :unsure:

Matthew
2003-Oct-16, 10:41 AM
I don't think there would be any thickness at all, because there would be 2 dimensions, no up or down. Basic laws of physics would disappear in a 2D world as well, so its really hard to imagine a 2D world and what it would be like.

starrman
2003-Oct-17, 01:42 AM
i would refer you to a classic, Edwin A. Abbot's "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions," which may be found here: http://www.alcyone.com/max/lit/flatland/