in physics today, whilst talking about heat, the subject of black holes came up. i forget the transition to get there, but anyways.
so we are talking about black holes, and then we discuss how time itself is bent by the black hole: if a guy were to jump into one, he would be dismembered, but on lookers wouldn't see him be torn apart: he would appear to be frozen.
in another discussion, a subject came up that if you were to put 2 perefectly synched clocks, one at sea level, the other 1 story higher, the clocks would synch out. (but im guessing that has to do with the clocks and gravity acting on the pendulum, not time itself).
also, i read somewheres that the astronauts of the apollo missions were a couple millionths of a second younger then other people on Earth.
so my question: what is time?
is it some sort of effect of gravity?
and where does einsteins relativity theory come in?
what does speed have to do with time?
like in the incredibles: the kid is super quick, and he puts a tack on the teachers chair faster than a blink of an eye, so does this mean that time is slower for him, so that he can see everything that he is doing at "normal speed", or does his brain interpret things quicker, slowing down time?
i'd really like to know.
also, our clocks time goes by faster when we are amused, so is time just an invention of the mind?
i think its fascinating...
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