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## Main Question or Discussion Point

when we talk about degrees of freedom in atoms and molecules should time be a degree of freedom.

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when we talk about degrees of freedom in atoms and molecules should time be a degree of freedom.

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Short answer … no.when we talk about degrees of freedom in atoms and molecules should time be a degree of freedom.

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Time is in no way a degree of freedom!

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why , time is a dimension which we move through so why is it not a degree of freedom.

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I'm guessing because it is a restricted dimension. Just as if the particle was constrained to one single plane, the normal axis would no longer be a degree of freedom.why , time is a dimension which we move through so why is it not a degree of freedom.

Just a guess, though. I've never actually talked about degrees of freedom in this context.

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ok i see , what about traveling back in time.

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