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From relativity, how large is the time dimension?
   Right now I am relearning the concepts of special relativity and learning for the first time, the concepts of general relativity. My own theories concern the lowest quanta of charge and mass in the universe but do not go into Einsteinís work. I now want to incorporate these concepts into my theory. This forum has been extremely helpful as the people here understand Einsteinís work and the related experiments to a high degree.  So now I would like to know some answers and opinions about the time dimension.
  What I have learned so far here is that special relativity relates to relative motion of two different objects. For the most part this involves the relative velocity and the speed of light C. Thus it tends to be a geometric type problem. General relativity relates to the effect of gravity upon an object. The stronger the gravitational field, the slower the clock will tick.
   As I see it we have a present image of an object and a future image. In pure free space away from any sizable gravitational field, the present image and the future image is far apart time wise. As we increase the gravitational field, the present image and the future image gets closer together. There is a force between these images similar to the force between two electrical wires that carry current in the same direction.  I believe that when we enter a black hole the present image and the future image are identical and the clock stops. In pure free space the differences are a maximum and the clock runs the fastest.
Now I would like to know what Einstein and fellow scientists specified about the time dimension.
1.   How large is the time dimension time wise?  (It seems to me that this dimension is tiny occupying only a few nanoseconds of time differential.)
2.   What are the time quanta of steps in the time dimension (Could this be the Plank length time?)
3.   If the time dimension is quantized, how many different steps exist? (Instead of a simple X, Y, Z, and T universe package, we could have a very large amount of discrete time dimensions in the package)
4.   Do Einstein and company discuss a negative time dimension? (Since the past flows into the present and the present flows into the future, it is possible to look at a form of general relativity in which the gravitational field where we are presently is zero time and higher gravitational fields are negative time and lower gravitational fields are positive time. Does Einstein discuss this concept?
   I look forward to your answers



 

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Re: From relativity, how large is the time dimension?
« Reply #1 on: 14/09/2016 14:11:01 »
While waiting for some answers I looked up from Wikipedia , Multiple time dimensions, Space Time, and several other articles. Some look at the memory of everything in space time. Thus the Earth has an image in waves that spin out a large path. Yet to me this is more of an X,Y,Z problem and not a time dimension problem.
   Does the past exist? Can we go back in time? Some scientists have conceived of multiple time dimensions. Some sci-fi writers have traveled into the future. Does the future exist?
   In order to satisfy various experiments, the time dimension is necessary. We know that the image of the past exists in photons, but that does not mean the past exists. It seems to me that the universe constantly erases the past. If we tried to return to the past we would find chaos in my opinion.
   At a minimum, the time dimension must be small. So the main question is whether the scientific consensus is satisfied by a small time dimension and that what we call the longer past does not exist in physical reality but only in memory?
 

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Re: From relativity, how large is the time dimension?
« Reply #2 on: 14/09/2016 23:10:01 »
Quote from: jerrygg38
At a minimum, the time dimension must be small.
At a maximum, the time dimension could be large - the age of the universe or more. Perhaps infinite.

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What are the time quanta of steps in the time dimension (Could this be the Plank length time?)
Nobody really knows.

Some have suggested the Plank length of time. If so, it is much shorter than anything we can measure today (or even see explicit side-effects from the quantization).
It is hard to see how to confirm it experimentally.
 

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Re: From relativity, how large is the time dimension?
« Reply #3 on: 15/09/2016 13:38:26 »
Quote from: jerrygg38
At a minimum, the time dimension must be small.
At a maximum, the time dimension could be large - the age of the universe or more. Perhaps infinite.

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What are the time quanta of steps in the time dimension (Could this be the Plank length time?)
Nobody really knows.


Some have suggested the Plank length of time. If so, it is much shorter than anything we can measure today (or even see explicit side-effects from the quantization).
It is hard to see how to confirm it experimentally.
   What I am trying to understand is an interaction between between the time right now and the time a split second from now that is effected by gravity. Is there any suggestion that the plank length of time shrinks as the gravitational field gets stronger as in a black hole?
If delta time shrinks to zero then the photons will stop in the black hole. Any thoughts?
 

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