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# As mass around us increases , what happens to time?

Question asked by Sindhu Chowdary in #Coffee Room on Jul 3, 2013
Sindhu Chowdary · Jul 3, 2013
Member of CrazyEngineers
Recently I saw a program in TV.The conclusion of the program is as mass around us increases , the time will reduce.

I know the above sentence is confusing.Let us clear it with an example.

If we are standing beside a pyramid and if we see the vehicles or anything that is somewhat far from you , they will appear to be in slow motion than they actually are.(i.e., time runs slowly)

I want to know the scientific reason behind this. Posted in: #Coffee Room
Abhishek Rawal · Jul 3, 2013
Linux and Telecom professional
gwendollen
I know the above sentence is confusing.Let us clear it with an example.

If we are standing beside a pyramid and if we see the vehicles or anything that is somewhat far from you , they will appear to be in slow motion than they actually are.(i.e., time runs slowly)
Oh no!
Even you're standing on a ground with no pyramids around you, You'll still find that any object that's far from your eyesight is moving slow because the focus area of eye is increased .
I don't think, this relates anything to "speed of time".
It's mere optics theory.

Let's take an example : You're sitting in an open-bus going to Khandala. You're looking at the white stripes of the road, you'll find that they're moving at god-speed.

While the trees which are at pretty good distance, are moving at slow speed.
This is related to focal length or focus area (pardon me, I dont know the proper term) of your eye. Nothing to do with speed of time.
Sindhu Chowdary · Jul 3, 2013
Member of CrazyEngineers
Abhishek Rawal
Oh no!
Even you're standing on a ground with no pyramids around you, You'll still find that any object that's far from your eyesight is moving slow because the focus area of eye is increased .
I don't think, this relates anything to "speed of time".
It's mere optics theory.

Let's take an example : You're sitting in an open-bus going to Khandala. You're looking at the white stripes of the road, you'll find that they're moving at god-speed.

While the trees which are at pretty good distance, are moving at slow speed.
This is related to focal length or focus area (pardon me, I dont know the proper term) of your eye. Nothing to do with speed of time.

You may be right.But I dont think that it does not relate to time.
Even Einstein quoted that "Scale of space and time can be distorted by any massive object.The closer you are to a mass,the more the time slows down.And the more massive the object,the more the time slows down.But in daily life this effect is slight to notice".
Anil Jain · Jul 3, 2013
Member of CrazyEngineers
gwendollen
If we are standing beside a pyramid and if we see the vehicles or anything that is somewhat far from you , they will appear to be in slow motion than they actually are.(i.e., time runs slowly)
Really?
Then why we are taking example of a pyramid only, any multi story building should also have the same effect, right?

I live in a high rise apartment and never experienced this. Not sure you wanted to point out something else??

-CB
Sindhu Chowdary · Jul 3, 2013
Member of CrazyEngineers
crazyboy
Really?
Then why we are taking example of a pyramid only, any multi story building should also have the same effect, right?

I live in a high rise apartment and never experienced this. Not sure you wanted to point out something else??

-CB

I am quoting pyramid because of its high mass.When compared to the mass of a pyramid , an apartment's mass doesn't count.Also I mentioned that in our daily life this effect is slight to notice.

Since I came cross this twice when I am reading about space-time and even in TV , I thought of clarifying it.
Sanyam Khurana · Jul 3, 2013
Member of CrazyEngineers
Abhishek Rawal is right , it's merely just optical theory and does not relate with Einstein's theory.
Anand Tamariya · Jul 3, 2013
Member of CrazyEngineers
My biggest problem with theory of relativity has always been to decipher what is slowing down of time?
priyesh_kolte · Jul 27, 2013
Member of CrazyEngineers
As per my understanding it has to do with gravity. We all know that in black hole time line won't continues and time stops while passing through it. The reason behind this as scientists concluded is huge gravitational force. So it is considered that in whole void universal space where there is huge mass object with gravitation force influence , space around it experience a slight decreases in time line. (This decrease is very tiny) and also mass to be consider has to be sufficiently large like mass of earth or jupiter. This happens in our satellites . A time adjusting device is provided in satellites to control the time in space. If it won't be there time in satellite goes faster than on earth because it is in space.
Jeffrey Arulraj · Jul 27, 2013
Member of CrazyEngineers
Well relativity can't be explained with examples around you

Let me explain it with curvature in space time

Well In the case of Sun it has say a mass of 10 and so the time is curved there which can be seen by the nature of bending of light near it

Now A Neutron star which is just the same size of earth has mass almost million times that of Sun The curvature due to this star is really high and Thus time gets dilated here That is it appears to be slower
Nayan Goenka · Aug 11, 2013
Member of CrazyEngineers
You dont really think that time also has some speed and pace of its own to maintain. Time is not a quantifiable object. It is a mere relative measure of speed at which motion or any task happens. It is a completely different dimension. Maybe this is true but that is not yet quantified and that clearly does not have any type of effect in your daily activities.
Jeffrey Arulraj · Aug 11, 2013
Member of CrazyEngineers
Mate pls be sure of the post you make

Time is the fourth dimension of reference used for all calculations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four-dimensional_space
https://www.jimloy.com/physics/4d.htm
If it is a dimension it can't a relative variation of other dimensions. It has it's own definite period and it is well defined in a region

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