1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

What to study if I want to learn more about time?

  1. Jun 28, 2014 #1
    Hi, I have been very interested in the topic of time for a few years of my life thus far. I haven't been able to actually study it because, according to a physics and cosmology professor, it isn't really that well understood even up to today. Can anyone direct me a book or website that gives the details and equations behind time. I would like to strengthen my understanding of it and, perhaps, make it my feild of research during my undergradute and graduate years. Im hoping to possible make some contributions to it as well. Thank you!
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 28, 2014 #2


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    I don't think its a deep enough subject to have its own major. Just study Relativity.
  4. Jun 28, 2014 #3
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2017
  5. Jun 28, 2014 #4


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Watch Dr. Who.
  6. Jun 29, 2014 #5
    I would consider studying Philosophy, its an abstract concept which doesn't really have a empirical answer.
  7. Jun 30, 2014 #6
    Thank you for the suggestions. I will look into all your answers especially Dr. Who.
  8. Jun 30, 2014 #7
    As for why there is an arrow of time (why yesterday is different than tomorrow), look up statistical mechanics (more specfically Boltzmann entropy). Roger Penrose gives a good explanation in his book Road to Reality.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook