The Nature of Time

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Barbour, Julian
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A review of some basic facts of classical dynamics shows that time, or precisely duration, is redundant as a fundamental concept. Duration and the behaviour of clocks emerge from a timeless law that governs change.
Comment: 9 pages, no figures. This article won the first prize awarded on 7th March 2009 by the jury in the essay competition of the Foundational Questions Institute (fqxi.org) on The Nature of Time
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General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
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