Motor Daddy
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Maybe you could ask: How long did it take to stop running as well?
That was my next question.
Maybe you could ask: How long did it take to stop running as well?
Thank you for posting to this topic.The "zero duration" to which you refer in the Minkowsky space-time diagram is not really meant to indicate a zero duration amount of time, but rather an "event" happening at a particular point in space-time.
perhaps you could explain the relevance...?lf you are to consider a zero you also have to consider an inequality of density like the kiode forumula which represents "half" the weak force. Or h bar over K.
... a finite duration of time consists of an infinite number of zero duration points. Again invoking the conundrum of delta 0 + delta 0 = delta zero yet when done an infinite number of times equals delta t of a finite duration. If something is in 3 dimensional motion then it could be said that an infinite number of events are occurring as time passes, yet at any given single point nothing exits.
Ahh Peter Lynd yes... offered some intriguing insights.This is Zeno's paradox. About a decade ago, a young New Zealander named Peter Lynds came up with an alternative view of time that was all the rage:
http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/13.06/physics.html
In Lynd's formulation of Zeno's paradox, a single moment in time does not exist; only system behavior over a time INTERVAL makes any sense at all. Freezing a moment of time to zero duration is the equivalent of reducing momentum to zero, after which, nothing intelligible will happen, and so Zeno's paradox is possible without any real solution because time infinitely subdivided makes no sense.
There is a key to this conundrum and the solution I believe is alluded to in this thread when one considers that d=0 when delta t=0.Time cannot stop anywhere there is virtual energy in the vacuum because it is from there which time itself originates. Vacuum energy and time is also everywhere matter is. You cannot completely understand the dynamics of one without understanding the dynamics of the other.
There is a key to this conundrum and the solution I believe is alluded to in this thread when one considers that d=0 when delta t=0.
Briefly:
Vaccummous space is actually non dimensional or to say that dimension is only granted by the mass (energy) with in that space.
Take all the mass out of the universe and all you have left is zero dimension.
It doesn't take too much nous to realize with the above in mind that hypothetically the energy of the vacuum is only derived from the energy of "all mass" held by this universe and not the space itself persee... space being only an expanded void volume due to mass being present. Thus energy derived from the vacuumous space is totally conserved.
Can you explain this bit a little?You simply recast physics without the referents to space, and the infinities all go away.