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Re: What are space and time?
Posted: Jul 19, 2010 5:57 PM
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On Jul 19, 7:11 am, jmfbahciv <See.ab...@aol.com> wrote:
> Huang wrote:
> > On Jul 18, 5:54 am, Sam Wormley <sworml...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 7/18/10 5:22 AM, JT wrote:
>
> >> > No Sam time is  the ***universal rate*** that a pulsar flickers with
> >> > using a ***nonevariant unit***.  Units are nonevariant according to
> >> > your Dear SR theory clocks around the equatorial band would be slower
> >> > then clocks at the fixed poles and it simply do not happen.

>
> >>    Not true with satellite clocks such as those used in GPS.
>
> > Time and length are the same thing. They are just dimensions. Our
> > perception is that time is somehow different but it is not. They are
> > the same thing.

>
> > We can model these dimensions as existing with certainty = 1, or we
> > can model them as if they were existentially indeterminate. These two
> > approaches are equivalent. Starting with this fundamental view you can
> > derive many things.
> > [1] Relativity
> > [2] HUP
> > [3] WP-Duality
> > [4] A correct understanding of causality
> > [5] A correct understanding of continuity of spacetime
> > [6] An a-priori understanding of why we have such a thing as Planck
> > Length
> > [7] A correct understanding of order/disorder
> > [8] A better understanding of paradox and it's signifigance in physics

>
> > So pick a topic and I'll explain why I'm right, unless you lack the
> > balls to hold my feet to the fire.

>
> How do you define mass?  How do you measure it with a ruler?
>
> /BAH- Hide quoted text -
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The same way that Einstein did in GR. Mass is a measure of
gravitational attraction which is caused by the bending of space, i.e.
the bending of dimensions of time and length.

I would define mass in terms of probability distributions, unlike GR
which uses Lorentz Transform. Defining mass using probability
distributions makes GR compatible with QM - a completely accidental
consequence but not really an unpleasant surprise - so merry early
Christmas that's your present.

You measure mass by the distortion of rulers.


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