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Light cones, the NOW, and time dilation

  1. May 4, 2004 #1
    continued from the thread in relativity forum

    Now that we are talking about "light cones" it leads me to think that IF mass shares the same centre of time then in a dilated state the cones would flatten

    So whilst relativity will argue that absolute time is not valid, an absolute "NOW" is possible. The NOW being timeless. ( nothingness)

    The link shows a diagram that attempts to show this using the light cone idea.

    The larger more flatter cone suggests a time tension that shows as dilation.

    "c" is maintained in both cones but dimensionally the larger flatter cone is dilated.

    this is extremely difficult to explain due to the lack of terminology.

    The cones are representative of space time.....
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