Assuming an appropriate definition of 'curvature', is there a theorem that says: "At least n+1 dimensions are necessary for a particular curvature to exist in an ndimensional space, and the nspace must be an embedded manifold in the (n+1)space."?
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closed as not a real question by Misha, Gerald Edgar, Lee Mosher, Deane Yang, Anton Petrunin Apr 16 '13 at 16:52
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Here is an attempted answercuminterpretation, modulo adjusting some dimensions: A closed surface of negative Gaussian curvature cannot be isometrically embedded in $\mathbb{R}^3$. So in this case, at least $n+2$ dimensions are needed (where $n=2$). 

