Re: I had a better(?) title, but it was too long, so instead
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:20 pm UTC
Febrion wrote:As one who's always been fascinated by the mechanics of time4, I've actually had this thought before - I recognize this line from a (very silly and amateurish) paper I wrote years ago. Basically, if time is simply a 4th dimension, why is it measured in different units (seconds) than the other 3 (meters)? Shouldn't they be interchangeable? And if so, how many meters are there in one second?4.13
I recall hearing (and Wikipedia confirms it) that Grace Hopper used to carry around a foot-long piece of wire which she referred to as a "nanosecond".
And I'm pope. Decree: What's the relationship between OTTish spaaace and time measurements?