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What is the relationship between light and time?

  1. Apr 28, 2015 #1
    What is the relationship between light and time ?

    Could light actually be time ?

    Sorry if its a very naive question. I will be grateful for all responses.
     
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  3. Apr 28, 2015 #2

    phinds

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    No, light and time are not even remotely the same thing and the only relationship is that time is used to measure the speed of light. Time is a dimension. Light is a quantum object.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2015 #3

    Doc Al

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    Well, I need light to see my watch. (OK, kidding.)

    There is a connection between the speed of light, which is a kind of cosmic speed limit, and the nature of time. That connection is detailed in Einstein's special theory of relativity.

    That doesn't really make sense.
     
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