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Example: Identify Cross Sections

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Dimension

 

In physics and mathematics, the dimension of a space or object is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify each point within it. Thus a line has a dimension of one because only one coordinate is needed to specify a point on it. A surface such as a plane or the surface of a cylinder or sphere has a dimension of two because two coordinates are needed to specify a point on it (for example, to locate a point on the surface of a sphere you need both its latitude and its longitude). The inside of a cube, a cylinder or a sphere is three-dimensional because three co-ordinates are needed to locate a point within these spaces.

 

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

 

Cross section (geometry)

 

In geometry, a cross-section is the intersection of a figure in 2-dimensional space with a line, or of a body in 3-dimensional space with a plane, etc. More plainly, when cutting an object into slices one gets many parallel cross-sections. (Our solved example in mathguru.com uses this concept)

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_section_(geometry)

 

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