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Black Holes 7. Black Holes Aint So Black 8. The Arrow Of Time Wormholes And Time Travel The Unification Of Physics A Brief History of Time : In the ten years since its publication in , Stephen Hawking's classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with more than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide. That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe.
This preview shows page 1 - 8 out of 8 pages. You've reached the end of your free preview. Want to read all 8 pages? Someday these answers may seem as obvious to us as the earth orbiting the suna—or perhaps as ridiculous as a tower of tortoises. Only time whatever that may be will tell. As long ago as B. First, he realized that eclipses of the moon Were caused by the earth coming between the sun and the moon. If the earth had been a flat disk, the shadow would have been elongated and elliptical, unless the eclipse always occurred at a time when the sun was directly under the center of the disk.
Second, the Greeks knew from their travels that the North Star appeared lower in the sky when viewed in the south than it did in more northerly regions. Since the North Star lies over the North Pole, it appears to be directly above an observer at the North Pole, but to someone looking from the equator, it appears to lie just at the horizon.
From the difference in the apparent position of the North Star in Egypt and Greece, Aristotle even quoted an estimate that the distance around the earth was , stadia. He believed this because he felt, for mystical reasons, that the earth was the center of the universe, and that circular motion was the most perfect. This idea was elaborated by Ptolemy in the second century AD.
The planets themselves moved smaller circles attached to their respective spheres in order to a on for their rather complicated observed paths in the sky.
But in order to red' t these positions correctly, Ptolemy had to make an assumption that thC moon followed a path that sometimes brought it twice as close to thE earth as at other times.
And that meant that the moon ought sometime: CD a l i. It was adopted by the Christian church as the picture of the univer ' ' ' se that was in accordance With Scripture, for it had the great gnu OF 'I'Ha Full! His idea was that the sun was stationary at the center and that the earth and the planets moived in circular orbits around the sun. Nearly a century passed before this idea was taken seriously. Then two astronomers—the German, Iohannes Kepler, and the Italian, Galileo Galilei—started publicly to support the Copernican theory, despite the fact that the orbits it predicted did not quite match the ones observed.
In that year, Galileo started observing the night sky with a telescope, which had just been invented. When he looked at the planet Jupiter, Galileo found that it was accompanied by several small satellites or moons that orbited around it.
This implied that everything did not have to orbit directly around the earth, as Aristotle and Ptolemy had thought. It was, of course, still possible to believe that the earth was stationary at the center of the universe and that the moons oflupiter moved on extremely complicated paths around the earth, givmg the appearance that they orbited Jupiter.
As far as Kepler was concerned, elliptical orbits were merely an ad hoc hypothesis, and a rather repugnant one at that, because ellipses were clearly less perfect than circles.
Having discovered almost by accident that elliptical orbits fit the observations well, he could not reconcile them with his idea that the planets were made to orbit the sun by magnetic forces.
In it Newton not only put forward a theory ofhow bodies move in space and time, but he also developed the complicated mathematics needed to analyze those motions. In addi- tion, Newton postulated a law of universal gravitation according to which each body in the universe was attracted toward every other body by a force that was stronger the more massive the bodies and the closer they were to each other.
It was this same force that caused objects to fall to the ground. The story that Newton was inspired by an apple hitting his head is almost certainly apocryphal.
The Copernican model got rid of Ptolemy's celestial spheres, and with them, the idea that the universe had a natural boundary. Newton realized that, according to his theory of gravity, the stars should attract each other, so it seemed they could not remain essentially motionless.
Would they not all fall together at some point? We can add as many stars as we like, but they will still always collapse in on-them— selves. Instead, they attempted to modify the theory by making the gravitational force repulsive at very large distances. However, we now believe such an equilibrium would be unstable: if the stars in some region got only slightly nearer each other, the attractive forces between them would become stronger and dominate over the repulsive forces so that the stars would continue to fall toward each other.
However, time is always determined by dividing the distance something has traveled by its speed, right? For example if you take your car and drive for miles at mph, it will take you exactly an hour to get to your destination. Einstein has become so famous. Different times for different people is one thing, but how about time travel? Can time move backwards?
Entropy is the tendency to increase disorder wherever possible.
For example your coffee mug only stays in mug form, because force is holding it together. However, it would never spontaneously reassemble itself on its own and thus decrease entropy , so thermodynamically, time only moves forward. For example after your mug breaks you can remember what it looked like before, but you can never know the exact position of the shards on the floor before you break it.
As the universe expands, its entropy increases. Since entropy constantly increasing also means that time moves forward, due to reason number 1, this adds to the point.
However, the universe could start contracting again, after reaching its maximum extension, thus reversing entropy and also time.
Holy cow. If you want a book to wonder, marvel, think and scratch your head at, A Brief History of Time is the one for you. Book, movie, articles, videos, I can already picture today turning into a full-blown Stephen Hawking research day. The 15 year old high schooler, whose favorite subject is physics, the 34 year old, who was always curious about space, but eventually gave up on physics, and anyone who wonders when looking at the stars. Learn more about the author.
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Get the book on site. Time is not fixed, due to the speed of light. There are 3 reasons why time can likely only move forward.