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Time Travel

  1. Sep 19, 2006 #1


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    Hi. For a physics project, i was to select a topic that interests me, and give a presentation on it. The topic i chose was:

    "The possibility of time travel"

    I started to read more into it, and im beginning to think that its way out of the scope of my knowledge, as most of the information is going straight over my head.

    Does anybody know of any sources that explain related topics, such as general and special relativity, in a way that is easy to understand. I dont need to explain the topic in as much detail as someone like einstein would have, but i do need to give an overview of how physicists are proposting time travel will work, and the physics behind it.

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  3. Sep 19, 2006 #2

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    Have a look at the second edition of https://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0387985719/ref=sib_dp_pt/104-8477260-6259948#reader-link" by Paul Nahin. This is a wonderful book that is written for the educated layperson.

    Physicist (and relativist) Kip Thorne wrote a foreword for the second edition of this book, and here's a quote from this foreword: "It now is not only the most complete documentation of time travel in science fiction; it is also the most thorough review of serious scientific literature on the subject - a review that, remarkably, is scientifically accurate and at the same time largely accessible to a broad audience of nonspecialists."
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  4. Sep 19, 2006 #3
    We're all travelling through time right now. At one second per second. So it isn't a possibility, it's a certainty!
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