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- A hypothesis I formulated on why the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.

Hello,

I am a 15 year old who has done research around the topic of why the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, and how it will come to an end. After years of thought (since I was 11) I have come up with my hypothesis that time itself is accelerating and slowing down, and has been since the big bang.

I like to think about it like a runner in a race, where the runner is time and the race is the universe. Before the race starts, the runner is relatively motionless. In terms of the initial singularity, it had very little entropy and is nearly motionless. As the race starts, the runner starts slow and rapidly starts speeding up. Pre-mid race, the runner is going most likely as fast as they will get, with enough energy to run a decent amount of time at a fast pace. Come mid race, the runner slows down substantially. Post-mid race the runner begins to speed back up, and at the finale, the runner stops again, until the next race.

In universe terms, time is moving like the runner, fluctuating relative to the amount of entropy is in the universe. So, this is why so many things occurred so quickly in the beginning of the universe. Time started off slow, so to speak, and allowed everything to happen at a regular pace. But to us, however, because time is so much faster, due to the amount of entropy, we perceive the beginnings to happen in fractions of a second.

I have also came to believe that there is more than one type of "time:" human-made time (it's 8:00), the coordinate of time (time relative to its observer) , and the arrow of time (every event moves through time). I'm discussing solely the third option for time. I've also found that time and entropy are directly proportional variables, as time goes up, so does entropy, and vice versa.

So, using all of this information, I created an equation for how fast time is moving currently. The equation and answers are on the pdf I attached. The variables are the acceleration of time, the change in entropy, and the age of the universe. The units describe for every kilogram of mass, time accelerates x amount due to entropy.

Thoughts? I'm open to friendly criticism and/or questions. Thanks for listening!

I am a 15 year old who has done research around the topic of why the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, and how it will come to an end. After years of thought (since I was 11) I have come up with my hypothesis that time itself is accelerating and slowing down, and has been since the big bang.

I like to think about it like a runner in a race, where the runner is time and the race is the universe. Before the race starts, the runner is relatively motionless. In terms of the initial singularity, it had very little entropy and is nearly motionless. As the race starts, the runner starts slow and rapidly starts speeding up. Pre-mid race, the runner is going most likely as fast as they will get, with enough energy to run a decent amount of time at a fast pace. Come mid race, the runner slows down substantially. Post-mid race the runner begins to speed back up, and at the finale, the runner stops again, until the next race.

In universe terms, time is moving like the runner, fluctuating relative to the amount of entropy is in the universe. So, this is why so many things occurred so quickly in the beginning of the universe. Time started off slow, so to speak, and allowed everything to happen at a regular pace. But to us, however, because time is so much faster, due to the amount of entropy, we perceive the beginnings to happen in fractions of a second.

I have also came to believe that there is more than one type of "time:" human-made time (it's 8:00), the coordinate of time (time relative to its observer) , and the arrow of time (every event moves through time). I'm discussing solely the third option for time. I've also found that time and entropy are directly proportional variables, as time goes up, so does entropy, and vice versa.

So, using all of this information, I created an equation for how fast time is moving currently. The equation and answers are on the pdf I attached. The variables are the acceleration of time, the change in entropy, and the age of the universe. The units describe for every kilogram of mass, time accelerates x amount due to entropy.

Thoughts? I'm open to friendly criticism and/or questions. Thanks for listening!

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