Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New Time Dimesnsion Proposed

See if you can wrap your noodle around this one.....

clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk

Time is no longer a simple line from the past to the future, in a four dimensional world consisting of three dimensions of space and one of time. Instead, the physicist envisages the passage of history as curves embedded in a six dimensions, with four of space and two of time.

Two-Time Physics diagram

According to Bars, the familiar four dimensional world we see around us is merely a "shadow" of the six-dimensional reality, just as a hand makes many different shadows on a wall when lit from different angles.

Although we cannot experience the extra time dimension directly, we can effectively notice it through the different perspectives of the different "shadows".

The work poses a question: is his proposal a mathematical fix, rather than a real physical entity?

Changing our picture of time from a line to a plane (one to two dimensions) means that the path between the past and future could loop back on itself, allowing you to travel back and forwards in time

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Okay, I think my brain hurts now. I'll have to think about this one for awhile. Although, I don't think it truly destorts anything Einstein proposed, least not what I've been reading up on his ideas.

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