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CATEGORY: The Nature of Time Essay Contest (2008) [back]
TOPIC: Fundamental Mechanics by Keith Clemens [refresh]
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Keith Clemens wrote on Nov. 13, 2008 @ 08:59 GMT
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By building upon Mach’s principle, it is possible to describe a relativistic and deterministic universe which successfully addresses the obstacles facing current field theories. Fields are forgotten and are replaced by physical paths and structures. Our traditional concepts of mass, energy, space and time can be reduced to strings in nine large spatial dimensions without the need for a dimension of time.

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