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Asked 12th Jan, 2019

# What is a justified way to visualize one-dimensional geometrical configuration of dust molecular clouds?

A three-dimensional (3-D, nonplanar) geometrical configuration of astrophysical fluids could be conveniently visualized.

What is a justified way to visualize

**in astrophysics?***one-dimensional (1-D, planar) geometrical configuration of dust molecular cloud fluids*What is well represented by the single spatial variable, x, in this context?

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In continuation, it is well known that a spherical (3-

*D*) problem (with total degree of freedom # 3) could be reduced into a radial (1-*D*) problem (with total degree of freedom # 1) at the backdrop of spherically symmetric geometry. In both the cases (3-*D*+ 1-*D*), the radial coordinate, r, can be well visualized in a sphere.The same problem for analytic simplicity can also be worked out in a planar cartesian geometry (1-

*D*). In this case, what does the cartesian position coordinate, x, represent? Is it possible to draw a**crystal clear pictorial visualization of the latter**in reference with the former under the condition that*r=x*if and only if (*1/r*)~0?## Similar questions and discussions

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