Dr. Sarah's 3-d Homer Lab
Text and Did You Notice?
by James A. Cherry
Prof. Frink explaining the theory of the third dimension
Pictures of Homer
Changing into 3-d and 3-d Homer.
Fox's movie clip of 3-d Homer
Data Images description of the 3-d special
How did Pacific
Data Images do this?
How do 2-d creatures pass each other?
Where is a 2-d creature's mouth located? Why?
Where is a 2-d creature's eyes located? Why?
Do 2-d creatures know what the z-axis is?
If an orange passed thru the blackboard,
just next to a 2-d creature,
what would the creature see?
In The Simpsons segment 3-d Homer from Treehouse of Horror VI
(episode 3F04 airing 10/30/95), Homer Simpson goes from 2-d into 3-d.
Write a letter from Homer Simpson to his wife Marge
which discusses the change from 2-d into 3-d. Be sure to include
mathematical explanations in Homer's words (as opposed
to Professor Frink's words), in addition to
physical descriptions. Compare and contrast Homer and Bart's 2-d and 3-d
appearances (in Homer's words).
Use the above information to help you. Turn in this sheet filled out
and your letter.
In most respects, the Simpsons already represent a 3-d world.
For example, when the Simpsons pass one another, they don't
jump over each other as 2-d creatures would have to do.
Pretend that Homer Simpson and family had been 3-d all along
and that he changed into 4-d (length, width, height and some other
physical dimension, call it w). Think about how Homer would be
different if he changed from 3-d to 4-d.
What would happen to one piece of Homer's hair?
What would happen to one layer of Homer's skin?
What would happen to one red blood cell?