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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    09 Jun '08 19:03
    I always thought that time (for example one second) can be divided into infinite little parts. But recently I've read that there are smallest time parts from whom the timeline is made. Like for example approx. 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 seconds, or similar. So, time in our space is like movie with say 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 frames per second instead of classic 24 frames or little more for a Hollywood movie. How that can be possible ?

    Particle, smallest unit of time that can not be divided ??
  2. 09 Jun '08 20:53
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    I always thought that time (for example one second) can be divided into infinite little parts. But recently I've read that there are smallest time parts from whom the timeline is made. Like for example approx. 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 seconds, or similar. So, time in our space ...[text shortened]... e. How that can be possible ?

    Particle, smallest unit of time that can not be divided ??
    Yes. There is a smallest time interval.

    Read the book "Three Roads to Quantum Gravity" by Lee Smolin. I did. Now is my vew of universe profoundly changed.
  3. 13 Jun '08 18:24
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    I always thought that time (for example one second) can be divided into infinite little parts. But recently I've read that there are smallest time parts from whom the timeline is made. Like for example approx. 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 seconds, or similar. So, time in our space ...[text shortened]... e. How that can be possible ?

    Particle, smallest unit of time that can not be divided ??
    Pretty high-quality movie!
  4. 14 Jun '08 04:28
    a plank time unit thing? refresh my memory, but isnt this because of the quantum foam - the way spacetime behaves at a certain scale?