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Elementary Units

  1. Oct 18, 2005 #1


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    Suppose there are units of time and space, T and S respectively, which are minimal, meaning no particle can move less than 1S of space, and no particle can change in less than 1T.
    Suppose, in the units T and S, a particle A takes 10T to move 10S in one direction, and another particle B, moving slower in the same direction, takes the same time, 10T, to move only 5S.
    Consider the table for A:
    Code (Text):
    t0 | t1 | t2 | t3 | t4 | t5 | t6 | t7 | t8 | t9
    p0 | p1 | p2 | p3 | p4 | p5 | p6 | p7 | p8 | p9
    Then, the table for B must be:
    Code (Text):
    t0 | t1 | t2 | t3 | t4 | t5 | t6 | t7 | t8 | t9
    p0 | p0 | p1 | p1 | p2 | p2 | p3 | p3 | p4 | p4
    Meaning that there are points in time where B is actually stopped though it is, generally, in movement (between t2 and t3 for instance) which seems to imply that, under the assumptions here made, either movement is not continuous but periodic, or that perhaps S and T don't exist.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2005
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