Time FAQs:


Q: Is time the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future?

A: Yes.

Q: Is time separated by an invariant interval?

A: Yes, and which can be either space-like, light-like, or time-like.

Q: Is time based on?

A: Yes, and regularly synchronized with or from, UTC-time.

Q: Is time then defined as the ensemble of the indications of similar clocks?

A: Yes, and at rest relative to K, which register the same simultaneously.

Q: Is time neither an event nor a thing?

A: Yes, and thus is not itself measurable nor can it be travelled.

Q: Is time as real as space—though others?

A: Yes, such as Julian Barbour in his book The End of Time, argue that quantum equations of the universe take their true form when expressed in the timeless realm containing every possible now or momentary configuration of the universe, called 'platonia' by Barbour.

Q: Is time also the preferred method of describing the timescale used by legislators?

A: Yes.

Q: Is time often represented in the mind as a Mental Time Line?

A: Yes, Using space to think about time allows humans to mentally organize temporal order.

Q: Is time one of the seven fundamental physical quantities in both the International System of Units and International System of Quantities?

A: Yes.

Q: Is time the measurement of time relative to a distant star?

A: Yes, It is used in astronomy to predict when a star will be overhead.

Q: Is time known to be a highly distributed system?

A: Yes, and including at least the cerebral cortex, cerebellum and basal ganglia as its components.

Q: Is time official?

A: Yes.

Q: Was time neither a real homogeneous medium nor a mental construct?

A: Yes, but possesses what he referred to as Duration.

Q: Is time based on the SI second?

A: Yes, and which was first defined in 1967, and is based on the use of atomic clocks.

Q: Was time rebranded for scientific purposes by the International Astronomical Union as Universal Time?

A: Yes, This was to avoid confusion with the previous system where the day had begun at noon.

Q: Is time part of the fundamental structure of the universe?

A: Yes, and a dimension in which events occur in sequence.

Q: Is time often referred to as a fourth dimension?

A: Yes, and along with three spatial dimensions.

Q: Is time an important issue in understanding human behavior?

A: Yes, and education, and travel behavior.

Q: Is time not a reality?

A: Yes, but a concept or a measure ." Parmenides went further, maintaining that time, motion, and change were illusions, leading to the paradoxes of his follower Zeno".

Q: Is time different from the stationary observer's?

A: Yes, what seems like seconds to the crew might be hundreds of years to the stationary observer.

Q: Was time considered to be the same everywhere in the universe?

A: Yes, and with all observers measuring the same time interval for any event.

Q: Is time subject to one constraint which does not affect the other atomic timescales?

A: Yes.

Q: Is time conceived as substances?

A: Yes, but rather both are elements of a systematic mental framework that necessarily structures the experiences of any rational agent, or observing subject.

Q: Is time allocated across a number of activities?

A: Yes, Time use changes with technology, as the television or the Internet created new opportunities to use time in different ways.

Q: Is time not quantized?

A: Yes.

Q: Is time regarded as an abstract concept?

A: Yes, and there is increasing evidence that time is conceptualized in the mind in terms of space.

Q: Was time designated by Kant as the purest possible schema of a pure concept or category?

A: Yes.

Q: Is time impaired in some people with neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease and attention deficit disorder?

A: Yes.

Q: Is time part of the fundamental structure of the universe—a dimension independent of events?

A: Yes, and in which events occur in sequence.

Q: Is time the SI second?

A: Yes.

Q: Is time zero?

A: Yes, because its velocity is zero.

Q: Is time also of significant social importance?

A: Yes, and having economic value as well as personal value, due to an awareness of the limited time in each day and in human life spans.

Q: Is time used to define other quantities—such as velocity—so defining time in terms of such quantities would result in circularity of definition?

A: Yes.

Q: Is time no longer applicable: events move up-and-down in the figure depending on the acceleration of the observer?

A: Yes.

Q: Is time a component quantity of various measurements used to sequence events?

A: Yes, and to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change of quantities in material reality or in the conscious experience.

Q: Is time sometimes arbitrary?

A: Yes.

Q: Is time mainly limited to "now and not now"?

A: Yes.