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How time works

The 'Tri-space' theory of how time works

Time in the theory of relativity can never actually elapse, making history. The same is true of time in quantum mechanics and in quantum field theory. These theories are time-reversible.

If we describe nature using an inter-connecting, multi-metric structure (which can be constructed to be consistent with all of the above theories), this difficulty can be resolved. Here, time is the primary dimension of the global, driving metric, to which all distinct processes must be independently connected (by a 'wave function'). The driving frequency of wave oscillation defines the total energy, which also corresponds to the total mass of the system, times the speed of light squared (c˛).

Time elapses as the connected wave functions evolve (as in quantum mechanics), but history is made when the driving metric re-connects, changing the driven frequencies (but not the total frequency). This occurs when any independently-connected object joins with another, at an inelastic interaction.

This resolves the evolving wave functions into definite, internal energy states and it allows fragments from the interacting objects to become independently-connected to the driving metric. Such events are discrete and time-irreversible, selecting the unique course of history and breaking the spatial symmetry in an inherently unpredictable manner. The video sequence below shows a simple example. No alternative outcomes can be driven, after the driving metric (Tempospace) has re-connected.

Two particles with size, A and B, are released from the same connection to tempospace. They both propagate outwards with spatial momentum. Another particle, O, which also has size and spatial momentum, is driven by a separate tempospace connection. (Aside: any particle with mass has separate spatial and temporal momenta, but you also need size to become excited.)

This theoretical approach makes a logical completion of the quantum philosophy, with which it is inextricably involved. For more on the Tri-space theory of time, please read my article 'It's about time', available from the Free Articles page.

Robert Herrod
Örkelljunga, Sweden, November 2017

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