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Time particles?

  1. Nov 30, 2009 #1
    Has anyone out there ever considered time as a particle, perhaps with a time particle having similar properties to the proposed Higgs boson? A time particle creates mass(energy) in accordance to quantum models, and general relativity governs the 'shape' of time. Just a thought really, but in some ways it kind of makes sense. Kind of like Sakharov's leap that particles with mass are of a wave nature too, only with time. Without time there would be no mass/energy, and without mass/energy there is no movement of time.

    Assuming that there is an 'ether' of time particles that everything is traveling through, the field would be detectable in a sort of Michelson-Morely experiment through the effect of time dilation and other relativistic effects. If the 'spacing' of the time particles is governed by a relationship with Plank's Constant, it might explain why the speed of light is constant in all reference frames... perhaps even the speed of light could be derived mathematically? Time as a particle would also dictate that time is always positive, which would explain the 2nd law thermodynamics.

    Assuming that gravitons exist, maybe it's how they're traveling through the relativistic ether of time that dictates the gravitational force and any given point... similar to photons and the EM force.

    Getting even further out there, what if the ether of time is entangled (from the big bang?), and all other particles behave as a waveform simply because of the waveform nature of the time they're traveling through? If time does have mass, could it possibly explain dark matter (gravity from the mass of the time particles, but undetectable cause there's no mass/energy and therefore no passing of time)? Could the entanglement of the time field account for the cosmological constant and dark energy?

    Anyway, there are a number of other interesting facets of this theory that I've been thinking about, but I don't want to get overly long-winded here. Anyone have any thoughts about this... or am I just plain crazy?
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  3. Nov 30, 2009 #2
    If time is represented by a particle, then so is space, as Einstein unified the two thru Special theory of Relativity.
    The speed of light was derived mathematically, and long before Einstein came to the scene. James Maxwell divided his equations for electricity and magnetism to arrive at a constant: 300 Km/sec. This is why Einstein developed the Special Theory of Relativity in the first place--he had to reconcile a natural law (Maxwell's law of the constancy of light velocity) with the Principle of Relativity (that Principle that states that all natural laws must hold true, regardless of your state of motion relative to the law that you're testing).
  4. Nov 30, 2009 #3

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    Please review the PF rules on overly speculative posts.
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