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Physics - A real time machine...

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by beansbaxter, May 24, 2005.

  1. OK lets discuss time travel, and the possibilites of time machines.

    Speed+Time=The Speed of Light

    No matter what the first 2 are, they MUST equal the speed of light. It has been proven that as something moves with greater velocity, the time relative to it slows down. So in theory, time would eventually have to be negative if the speed was great enough.

    The speed of light is roughly 186,000 Miles per second.

    As your speed increases, time slows down, correct?

    Acording to this law, if you were at the speed of light,
    time would = 0, as 186,000mps + 0 = 186,000mps(speed of light).

    So if you could get to the speed of light, you could stop time.(relative to you at least)

    But what if, you could go even further beyond that speed. Time would have to equal a negative number(going back in time) to equal the speed of light. Lets say 200,000mps+(-14,000)=186,000. You would be going back in time correct?

    If this is possible, we would need an immense amount of power, and a way to keep a human being alive while going so fast, but if we passed these limitations, acording to the math above, is time travel possible?
  2. Now my head really hurts. Thanks alot beans[​IMG]

  3. Dont forget the folding space theory where you can move around a fixed point (earth) against the period line (dateline) at a rate faster than the points rotation (similar speed theory, but based on a fixed point) around the sun.

  4. Sounds correct to me. Is this what H.G. Mills was doing when he figured out how to build a time machine? :) Fighterama, please explain clearly the math of your folding space theory so we can judge its correctness. *grin*
  5. old concept. Mathematically the speeds are roughly the same as beans example, but instead of traveling in a straight line your movin around a focal point. So you go around the planet against its rotation faster than it can rotate. You eventually reach each time zone earlier and earlier until you elapse times less than the rotation of the planet. You can get to the dateline in less than 24 hours, effectively traveling backwards in time. All relative theory based stuff, similar to light speed theory.

  6. jabstar17

    jabstar17 Le Bitch

    Go watch the cartoon movie "Were Back!" That has the spinning around the planet theory!
  7. Lucky

    Lucky The $75,000 Rider

    Superman did it, so it must be true.