Link to the Research Paper based on this blog: Relativity without Complexity – http://ijsr.net/archive/v5i2/NOV161631.pdf
I am glad to inform my readers that an article based on the time travel series here, titled “Relativity without Complexity” was accepted as research paper and published in International Journal of Science and Research (ISJR). It further explores the implications of time travel and faster than light travel and provides still more conclusions. Instead of republishing the article here, we will checkout the validity of some conclusions and some points missed in the article.
Those who have read these blogs here, will enjoy reading this one as well. I request all my readers to share this article to all those who are interested in understanding Relativity, share it with your children how time travel is actually possible and discuss with friends the myths about Time Machine.
Instead of reproducing this article here again, I am providing a link to the article and share some points not already mentioned in this article and discuss validity of some conclusions made in the article.
- In the article, it was concluded that faster than light travel must be possible, based on the conclusion that there must be infinite time dilation in the universe. The conclusion is correct in a way that space (Universe) is expanding faster than light, thus massive space objects – stars and galaxies are traveling away from each other faster than light. Most people argue that no object can travel faster than light within a given space-time, thus cannot cross the speed of light barrier. Either way Lorentz transformation factor is unable to handle time dilation for the expanding universe.
- One conclusion can be drawn from above point is that as it is possible for space to expand faster than light, so it should also be possible for space to contract faster than light for example in a black hole or a wormhole. Thus it should be possible for an object to travel faster than light in contracting and expanding space-time region.
- Another conclusion was that objects must be coming towards us and also going away from us faster than light. But the current observations say that the further an object is in Universe, the faster it is traveling away from us. This is one of the reasons for the expanding Universe or Big Bang theory. The example usually quoted is that of a balloon. When a balloon expands any two points on the balloon travel away from each other and the farther it is, the faster it will travel away. So, until there are any contrary observations, objects are not traveling towards us faster than light as concluded in the article. Still this angle should not be discarded without further observations.
- Yet another conclusion was that in time dilated system, quantum entanglement should not hold true or there can be arbitrary time time difference between the entangled particles. Unless such experiment is conducted it cannot be proved. One such related experiment on “time entanglement” is referenced in the article itself. – https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160119-time-entanglement/
- Another conclusion made was that we may not be able to go back in time. But we have also mentioned in the three Laws of Time Travel that from the Time Traveler’s perspective he can go in future but not in past. But as pointed out to me by both my contributor friends to this blog Bhushan Gawai and Shankar Masale, from Time Traveler’s perspective, he is able to go back in time, though he is not able to go back in time before he had started. Though the ‘perspective’ argument is correct, the very point of Time Travel is to go back at any arbitrary point in time, which the Time Traveler is unable to do.