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For everyone that may be having some misconceptions of what Special Relativity is I am going to attempt to explain it using primarily and abstract analogy to help those understand the essentials of Special Relativity.
Fundamentally, Special Relativity deals with motion at extremely high velocities near the speed of light and the affects of such velocities and the reference frames of such measurements. Counter intuitively when an object accelerates near the speed of light time slows down for that object in relation to all other surrounding objects whereas time in relation to the accelerating object remains constant. Likewise, the object from perspective of outside viewers gets smaller whereas from the inside the objects size likewise remains constant. But why does this happen? As shown by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity space and time are the same entity, they are the same fabric. This means that whatever affects time must also affect space and whatever affects space must also affect time.
Analogously I will attempt to explain these phenomena in the realms of a movie and its projector. Within this projector is a band of film containing various still pictures side by side. The concept of the “still picture” is fundamental to the uncertainty principle as I will later explain. As for now let’s imagine that this band of film is rotating around a device that emits a photon which then projects the pictures on the screen. Now let’s step back for a moment.
Motion can be quantified as a series of “stills” progressing through a timeline, just as movie. Now theoretically the smallest unit of space and time is Planck Length and Planck Time. If we took the motion of roller bladder Bob for instance moving in a straight path and reduced the frames of his motion to Planck units each particle of Bob would be separated by the minimum distance of a Planck Length and the time it takes for that frame to switch to the other would take a minimum time of a Planck Time. If we saved each frame to see the sum of the image it would look like an indistinguishable blur. Now let’s step forward.
Let us construct the band of film by separating the stills by Planck units. The only things left to do are rotate the band which thus requires energy and emit the photon(s) which also require energy. Let us examine the consequences. The faster the film rotates the more continuous the movie is, it appears to be in continuous motion. Now lets us imagine if we could accelerate the rotation of the film to c and only emit one photon at a time. To the reference frame of a photon the totality of the universe happens in one instance or one Planck Time. The photon does have a distance to travel therefore there will be a significantly massive amount of stills that the photon does not project. If we were to watch this film it would be instantaneous with gaps in it. It would literally skip scenes at the speed of light. However, let’s apply the laws of physics and say that it cannot accelerate to c but it can however come very close at the expense of a huge amount of energy and let us presume the consequences in relation to a rocket moving near c.
When the film’s rotation accelerates to c in relation to a film rotating at a constant velocity the acceleration will cause more films to be projected in a smaller duration of time. The movie of the accelerating film is “ahead” of the film at a constant velocity whilst both movies are identical and unchanged giving the appearance that time slowed down! Now lets us step all the back to the blur. If we were to instantaneously decelerate the film to 0 m/s from near c we would see this huge blur as previously described. We can analogously relate the “blurred image” to an object and the “clear image” to its length contraction!
Our perception or consciousness of time and space is not the causal determination of such phenomena but only to the magnitude of such phenomena. If I were a conscious electron I would perceive the same affects of relativity but at a different rate. In regards to Chiren’s Theory consciousness when be equated to the rotation of the film and the energy required in return produces the magnitude the phenomena whereas the function of “perception” is that of the photon which remains constant. It is the photon which ultimately produces the images not the rotation of the film.
Yeah. Great post. I know it must be great because I didn't understand hardly anything you said - but it sounded like you know what you're talking about. lol
Personally, I've always had problems with higher physics. For example, measurements like "Absolute Zero" and Planck units always throw me because I can't help but question why those have to be "the end" with nothing else after that. It seems that science is always trying to identify beginnings and ends for everything, when in my mind the concept of infinity negates the very idea of everything necessarily having a starting and/or an ending point. So they say, nothing can get any colder than -273 Celsius, and I ask why? Then they try to explain it; but I've never been satisfied with the answers.
Which reminds me of another question I've had about Relativity: Since time essentially slows down as we approach the speed of light, doesn't it make logical sense that time would simply stop if we actually achieved it? And if that were true, what about Star Trek's warp speed? and Star Wars' hyper-space? hehe How in the hell are we ever going to be like Captain Kirk and effectively explore the galaxy if we can't go faster than the speed of light? :-)
Actually time for you will still be passing as normal but for everyone else it wont ^^, back in school we had a discussion about elementar thingies that rushed from space down to earth actually their estimated lifetime is too short to reach the bottom, but as they move almost at the speed of light they still can reach it... hope that could help somehow.
Absolute Zero is because there is actually no negative Temperature there is only the not being there of it, that causes a lot of fuss, because of other difficult things like entropy and or the ?3rd? law of thermo dynamics.
/quote " Oh, third law of thermo dynamics I hate you so! " /quote end
"For everyone that may be having some misconceptions of what Special Relativity is I am going to attempt to explain it using primarily and abstract analogy to help those understand the essentials of Special Relativity."
Not like there are thousands of books and articles about it or anything...
Why is, that 98% of your posts are filled with negativity? :[
Is there anything we could do for you to change that?
I'd say 85-90%, because that is the amount of useles and not funny posts in the pool of all posts, that i felt like replying to.
"Is there anything we could do for you to change that?"
Thinking twice before posting would help in more then half cases.
If you really care about it you can analyze all my conversations and draw conclusions.
Anyway, you shouldn't be concerned about my opinion itself. Think about, what i'm trying to tell you by it.
One thing to think about Dariusz: By responding to the posts that you don't like and engaging in debates, you are actually feeding & bumping those posts by giving their creators something to go back & forth with you about. This increases the profile of those posts and their popularity rank in the listings. Ignoring the bullshit that some people put up is actually better than arguing with them about it. Kind of works the same way as ignoring a troll.
Just a thought. ;-)
It generalizes Galileo's principle of relativity that all uniform motion is relative, and that there is no absolute and well-defined state of rest (no privileged reference frames) from mechanics to all the laws of physics, including both the laws of mechanics and of electrodynamics, whatever they may be. Special relativity incorporates the principle that the speed of light is the same for all inertial observers regardless of the state of motion of the source
The theory was originally termed "special" because it applied the principle of relativity only to the special case of inertial reference frames, i.e. frames of reference in uniform relative motion with respect to each other.
Einstein developed general relativity to apply the principle in the more general case,
I have a simple question to which there is hopefully a simple answer...
If every point in space-time can be considered a reference frame (a point which isn't moving)...why are we allowed to assume any of them are actually moving? What if none of them are moving and our consciousness is what's actually moving through a stationary field of space-time?...or is the answer that we have no way to test that...I hate it when that happens.
It literally is all relative. What it looks like and what you measure for the observer is real. There is no special reference frame where anyone can say this is really happening and what some one else sees or measures is wrong.
I think your specific question is more for spirituality to answer since all space is only an illusion because everything is one. There is no experiment you can test it with because you would be using something from the space in question.
This is very informative and easy to watch if you are interested in this