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What is Time? A New Mathematico- Physical and Information Theoretic Approach

Suryan, G (2001) What is Time? A New Mathematico- Physical and Information Theoretic Approach. [Preprint]


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A New Mathematico-Physical and Information Theoretic Approach Examination of the available hard core information to firm up the process of unification of quantum and gravitational physics leads to the conclusion that for achieving this synthesis, major paradigm shifts are needed as also the answering of `What is Time?' The object of this submission is to point out the means of achieving such a grand synthesis. Currently the main pillars supporting the edifice of physics are: (i) The geometrical concepts of space- time-gravitation, (ii) The dynamic concepts involving quantum of action, (iii) Statistical thermodynamic concepts, heat and entropy, (iv) Mathematical concepts, tools and techniques serving both as a grand plan and the means of calculation and last but not least v)Controlled observation, pertinent experimentation as the final arbiter. In making major changes the author is following Dirac's dictum "....make changes without sacrificing the existing superstructure". It is shown that time can be treated as a parameter rather than an additional dimension. A new entity called "Ekon" having the properties of both space and momentum is introduced along with a space called "Chalachala". The requisite connection with Einstein's formulation and mathematical aperatus required have been formulated which is highly suited for the purpose. The primacy of the Plancks quantum of action and its representation geometrically as a twist is introduced. The practical and numerical estimates have been made and applied to evaluation of the gravitational constant in a a seperate submission "Estimations of gravitational constant from CMBR data".

Item Type: Preprint
Keywords: General Physics
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/802

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