Laws governing/explaining Time

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In summary, the conversation discusses the laws governing the passage of time and how they should be considered as fundamental as the laws of gravity. There are various theories, including Einstein's theory of relativity, that attempt to explain time and its relationship with other forces in the universe. Some argue that time should be thought of in terms of frequencies and rates of movement, rather than a linear concept. The possibility of time travel is also brought up, with the idea that it may not be possible due to the absence of negative frequencies.
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Has anyone discovered the laws governing or explaining the passage of Time? Shouldn't there be laws for that as well? In addition to the laws that explain the fundamental forces and how they interact, shouldn't there be laws that govern/explain how the universe got from the big bang to here?
 
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Have you read up on Einstein's theories of Relativity?

There are lots of theories describing the things you are asking about.
 
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I thought the general theory of relativity describes gravity. I want to know how the passage of time is explained. I am talking about a law here and not speculative theories that explain how the universe would have been at the big bang and then they go onto explain what happened after a Planck time etc. What governs the passage of time?
 
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My feeling is that what relativity did to time means we must give up time as fundamental and instead think of frequencies, or rhythm. Nature operates through rates of movements with the limit being the speed of forces (of light).

Time is the effect of the accumulation of those rates. Higher speeds mean higher rates so "more" time. In fact, light has so much time on its hands that the whole universe passes through 0 time for light.

Time travel may be impossible not because of the known paradoxes but because there are no negative frequencies, alike with there is no negative mass but only zero mass.
 
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I can attest that there is ongoing research and study into the laws governing and explaining time. Time is a complex concept that is still not fully understood, and there is much debate and exploration in the scientific community about its nature and how it operates.

One of the fundamental laws that govern time is the theory of relativity, proposed by Albert Einstein. This theory explains how time is relative to the observer's frame of reference and how it can be affected by factors such as gravity and velocity.

In addition to the theory of relativity, there are also laws in quantum mechanics that attempt to explain the behavior of time at a microscopic level. These laws are still being developed and refined, but they offer valuable insights into the nature of time.

As for the question of whether there should be laws governing the passage of time, it is important to note that time is not a force or a physical entity that can be controlled or manipulated. It is a fundamental aspect of the universe that we are constantly trying to understand and explain. Therefore, it is not a matter of creating laws to govern time, but rather uncovering and understanding the laws that already exist.

Furthermore, the laws that explain the fundamental forces and how they interact also play a crucial role in understanding the passage of time. The universe is a complex and interconnected system, and the laws that govern the fundamental forces also contribute to the unfolding of time and the evolution of the universe.

In summary, while there is still much to discover and understand about time, scientists are actively studying and developing laws to explain its nature and operation. Time is a fundamental aspect of the universe, and its understanding is crucial to our understanding of the world around us.
 

1. What is the concept of time?

The concept of time is a fundamental aspect of our understanding of the universe. Time is often defined as the ongoing sequence of events that occur in a particular order, measured by clocks and calendars.

2. Are there any laws governing time?

There are many laws and theories that attempt to explain the concept of time. One of the most well-known is Einstein's theory of relativity, which states that time is relative and can be affected by factors such as gravity and velocity.

3. Can time be manipulated or controlled?

At this point in time, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that time can be manipulated or controlled. However, some scientists are studying the concept of time travel and the possibility of manipulating time in the future.

4. How does time relate to space?

According to Einstein's theory of relativity, time and space are interconnected and can be thought of as a single entity known as spacetime. This theory states that the passage of time can be affected by the curvature of space caused by massive objects.

5. What is the arrow of time?

The arrow of time refers to the one-way direction in which time moves, from the past to the present and into the future. This concept is based on the idea that time only moves in one direction and cannot be reversed.

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