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Time is directed from present to future.is it a vector quantity

  1. Nov 25, 2011 #1
    time is directed from present to future.is it a vector quantity ?explain it plzzzz....
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2011 #2
    Re: vector

    I don't think of time as a vector quantity, neither do I think of it as being directed anywhere. Good question though.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2011 #3
    Re: vector

    Another way to think of it is that time is always in one direction, so there is no need to mention a direction for it. Or you could look at it mathematically, for time to be a vector it should hold under vector addition, but when your adding time "vectors" its really just the addition of individual times. So its just scalar addition and hence a scalar quantity.
     
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