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Light cones, the NOW, and time dilation

  1. May 4, 2004 #1
    continued from the thread in relativity forum
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=23408

    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.
    http://www.paygency.com/lightconesdilation.htm

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

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