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What exactly does relativity implicate in terms of a moving object's speed effecting how much time the object is experiencing?
What exactly would happen in terms of total time when an object traveling near another object's vicinity moved so much faster that there would be a noticeable difference between times experienced by the objects?
Do regions of space essentially lag behind others due to differing scales of time? Are there such "trails" or "pockets" of time floating about within the totality of time? Can the totality of time be calculated exactly, as in, do we have an exact method of exactly expressing the direct relationships between times of relatively moving objects? And how locally? How much is the galaxy moving us per unit of time rotationally and also the movement of this galaxy in space, the galaxy cluster, etc.?
What actually is the ultimate level of comparison? Do we know the farthest out there that is possible or are we at best shortsightedly observing from here on Earth? If more of the latter, then is it so that we can't inspect the totality of time at all?
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Dear /sci/, I've always admired math from afar and I think it's a beautiful and complex way of portraying reality in (sometimes) exact terms, but I've always been a little afraid of it. I excelled at drawing and reading in school but, math requires logic and structure. Is it possible to self-teach math? I didn't like high school classes because none of them really explained why things worked, it was more 'plug this into your calculator and you have the answer'. I'm sorry for the long OP, but I really do want to learn, and the sticky links to a place that starts in calculus, where I'd like to lay a stronger foundation before moving on up. Any methods, links or methods of learning that you've personally employed would be greatly appreciated.
Levels of thinking... How do you solve problems like this one?
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>Man in Black: All right. Where is the poison? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both drink, and find out who is right... and who is dead.
>Vizzini: But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison into his own goblet or his enemy's? Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
>Vizzini: You'd like to think that, wouldn't you? You've beaten my giant, which means you're exceptionally strong, so you could've put the poison in your own goblet, trusting on your strength to save you, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But, you've also bested my Spaniard, which means you must have studied, and in studying you must have learned that man is mortal, so you would have put the poison as far from yourself as possible, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
>Man in Black: You're trying to trick me into giving away something. It won't work.
>Vizzini: You only think I guessed wrong! That's what's so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line"! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha...
>Vizzini: [Vizzini stops suddenly, his smile frozen on his face and falls to the ground dead]
>Buttercup: And to think, all that time it was your cup that was poisoned.
>Man in Black: They were both poisoned. I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.