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  1. Ooh, tachyons. Well maybe there's another equation to describe them besides GR. Maybe I can make some tachyons. Yum. :D
  2. Einstein, you are very skilled at making no sense at all. :)
  3. While reading your post, I realized that superluminal velocity would cause (according to the math) an object to have an imaginary mass! According to relativity, an object's mass is: m* = m0 / sqr(1 - (v/c)^2) Where m* is relativistic mass, m0 is rest mass, v is velocity, and c is the speed of light. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: !!! Thanks! :D
  4. I really must stop posting on the weekends. lol Nevermind that post, Cubik. Listen to Darby on this one. :D
  5. Cubik, If you're looking for help, pray to me. I will help you if you ask. I am personal friends with Jesus Christ. He has helped me many times in the past. And I'm drunk :)
  6. Ok, I see what you mean now. Thanks for explaining. :D I was thinking of 'm' in terms of kg etc. Anyway, with E^2 = m^2 + p^2 and an imaginary mass, we would get something like m = i M E^2 = -M^2 + p^2 but p = mv right? So then we have E^2 = -M^2 + (iMv)^2 E^2 = -M^2 - (Mv)^2 so that E^2 < 0 no matter what. That would require E to be imaginary, wouldn't it? What is imaginary energy? I'm tired, so I probably made some mundane mistake here. :)
  7. I'm not following you. Could you post a derivation or link to a derivation of that equation? The units don't add up, so I'm confused. You seem to know a fair amount about this stuff, so I'm willing to see where this goes. I just think better in strict math terms than descriptions. :)
  8. I agree, it does sound convincing. But aren't Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia in Africa, not the Middle East?
  9. I understand what you're saying, but it seems that if m is imaginary then you end up with an imaginary value for energy too. That's not the same as negative energy, and I'm not sure what it means, if anything. :confused: Your post seems to imply that E = (mc)^2, in which case you'd be right, but the m isn't squared in the energy formula.
  10. TimeCrime, that's basically what I was trying to say, but I tend to ramble. :D If you change one thing, you change everything.
  11. That's actually a completely false statement. lol What I meant is that morals (a subset of philosophy) and science are distinctly different. :)
  12. Quick question. What would an imaginary or complex value for mass physically represent? lol :confused:
  13. Well I certainly disagree with the many worlds view. I do think the past can be changed, however, but you'd only know it happened if you were involved in changing it. Something a lot of people don't think about is that one "event" like 9-11 is one in a series of events leading up to it, and simply changing that one event doesn't change all the ones preceding it. So instead of planes hitting buildings you might get some other catastrophic event to take its place. Only by identifying and changing the initial cause in the sequence of events can you really prevent a terrible (whether subjective or not) outcome. In this case, you'd basically have to go back and prevent islam and/or judaism from forming. Then again, who's to say if different religions wouldn't take their place? It's difficult. Another thing I think of is the fact that a lot of would-be time travellers seem to feel obligated to make changes to another time. It's kind of a like a tourist going to another country and trying to convert them to their own ways, like trying to americanize other countries for instance. The truth is that cultural relativism extends not only through space but also time. Of course, this gets into philosophy, which tends not to mix well with science, so I'll leave it at that. :D
  14. What would be your motivation? To save lives? To prevent invasive laws? To avoid war? I think you'll find that the things that led those individuals to engage in such activity would simply be redirected toward another event which could be far worse. The moment you try to control everything is when you really lose control of what little you had in the first place. Do the best you can with your own choices and the universe will surround you with like minds and amplify your efforts. :)
  15. Thanks for the links, Darby. I need all the help I can get. :D I'm not too bad at math, but when it comes to something like this I definitely welcome shortcuts.
  16. I was forgetting the simple, direct approach to solving such polynomials. Suppose we want to solve the following equation: x^4 + bx^3 + cx^2 + dx + e = 0 The solution will take the form: (x-m)(x-n)(x-p)(x-q) = 0 So we're left with 4 equations and 4 unknowns after multiplying the second equation. It's just very long. :D
  17. Well I'm slowly working my way through solving the equation. It's very tedious. I just noticed that it says "Addict" under my name. :D
  18. Hi, and welcome to the forum. Until time travel is actually achieved, this is more of a philosophical problem. If you take a freshman philosophy course, you will learn about materialism (the idea that the mind is made of matter in the brain & doesn't exist apart from the body), dualism (the idea that mind & matter are distinctly different and independent substances), and a few others. To me, time travel seems to work best with materialism, but it's really something that has to be empirically proven one way or another. Probably, though I haven't previously considered it. Also considering the length contraction which takes place at relativistic speeds, that should increase the density of the earth even faster. I wouldn't want to be around in such a scenario in either case. :D
  19. Thanks, Darby. I hope it won't take years, though weeks are not inconceivable at this point. lol I was about to post the equation in a generic form, but then my internet shut off. I guess it wasn't meant to be. :) I think whoever made the website at the link I posted put all the steps together.
  20. Nevermind that first sentence there; I was a bit tipsy. lol :D But the rest of the post is true. And if anyone can help me solve a 4th degree polynomial I'll be happy. Edit: Well I found this. lol I can hardly wait to waste a few trees working all of this out. :yum:
  21. TimeCrime, I would be glad if one were to know me; I feel most unknown at present; so alone. When it comes to information and time, I am aware of attempts to enumerate all possible values and link them to moments in time via a binary counter as one called it. Energy fields seem like a vague concept unless further expounded, but I am nevertheless interested. And I'm always interested in ufos, since I dreamed of one years ago. It was so vivid. :) Tonight I am attempting to derive time travel equations. It has been reduced to a complex algebraic equation. I shall do my best. :D Good night.
  22. Entropy is direction-specific, but that doesn't mean everything is. For example, some have noted that antimatter behaves in some ways like regular matter traveling backward in time since it interacts precisely opposite of how normal matter does. Not only that, a matter-antimatter reaction will produce photons and obliterate the matter - exactly what we'd expect if the 2 particles came to a dead stop at a certain moment in time while we continue toward the future. Of course, there are probably other things that can propagate backward in time, not the least of which is the cause of psychic abilities (yes, they're real, just hard to find). :)
  23. Well I'd love to see where you're going with that. Nevermind my recent absence. :D
  24. Matter is something that occupies space and has mass. Mass is how much matter is in an object. Circular logic seems reasonable until closely examined. Of course, mass is a pretty arbitrary way of defining how quickly mass responds to an applied force. Change mass and you change time. Relativistic speed does both. But I wouldn't count on that for going to the past.
  25. If Lithuania is real, then why have I never met any Lithuanians? The world is vast, and time is bigger still. :D
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