I am in a freshman level Astronomy class, and we are studying special and general reletivity. I was studying for an exam last night, and I had a few questions. As I understand it, the following is true: 1. That time is nothing more than a human conception that seperated objects from being at more than one place at one time or to seperate events from happening simultaniously. 2. At the subatomic level, particles move at a significant fraction of the speed of light causing particles such as electrons to be in more than one place at once. 3. Einstiens Theory of Special Reletivity accounts for this by saying that time slows down at a significant fraction of the speed of light. By considering these observations, I have come across some questions that I hope someone will be able to help me with. 1. Is time slowed down at the subatomic level because the particles are moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light. 2. If time is slowed at the subatomic level and all known matter can be broken down to the subatomic level then why isn't time slowed for everything? 3. Is it possible that time is a force like energy or gravity? If so, the constant of time could be observed at the subatomic level, and the force of time could dissipate as it moves to the larger areas say atoms and molecules so that we experience time as "normal". This would also explain the gravitational slowing of time near massive objects as described by The Theory of General Relitivity. 4. If time does act as a form of enery, can energy be used to slow or speed up time? In the ergoe region of a rotating black hole, there is a dissipation of time as we know it could this be due to the energy being emitted in that region? 5. If time is slowed at the subatomic level and dissipates as it moves to larger areas, in an area of the universe where there are no massive objects, would time move infinately fast? I have many more questions, but I would appreciate whatever help I can get on these.