From the last few days, I have been toying with the idea of Rate of Flow of Time. Just like we have rate of flow of water (litres/sec), rate of covering distance (Speed), what would be the Rate of Flow of Time ??
Lets try to break down this question –
Rate of flow of water means how many lit of water can pass trough a constant-width nozzle in 1 sec. Like wise if I have to find Rate of Flow of Time the question to be addressed would be – how many seconds (or minutes or hours) would pass in 1 sec ?? (As you might have guessed it) In 1 second only 1 sec can pass which in turn means its a constant i.e. 1 which also means that its hard to find Rate of Flow of Time.
There is another perspective to this problem. If you notice we BASE all our calculations on some benchmarks. In the sense that we understand some new thing with respect to another known thing. e.g. how big is the sun? Typically we would say that X number of earths/moons/(something known) would make 1 sun.
Likewise, Rate terminology itself refers to TIME. We use it for all practical purposes.
What this really boils down to is — What makes 1 second ?? How many oscillations of a pendulum make 1 sec [OR] how many movements of some molecule make 1 second?? We really NEED some physical quantity to represent this…
Hitherto, we have just been LOGICAL i.e. seconds/hours/micro sec/nano sec… what are these ?? just our way of REPRESENTING … no PHYSICAL aspect to it !!
Any ideas/thoughts?? i would love to hear them …