It is time for more "Chemistry of Life" posts! My last one was a long time ago, in March. I have done a bit of thinking, and have finally created one equation that explains a phenomenon of how time goes by slowly when you feel bored. This is more of a physics/math post, though, not chemistry, but all branches of science are connected, aren't they?
But wait! Before we get there, I want you to think of the most famous equation on the planet. The one everyone knows by heart, even if they don't know what it means.
Hint: It's not 1+1=2.
Hint: It's not the Pythagorean Theorum
Hint: It's not Bart Simpson. Focus, people, focus!
Okay, I'll just give it to you. It's E=mc². It shows that energy and mass can be changed into one another and are proportional.
Now, allow me to introduce the most famous equation for the Chemistry of Life that
other scientists and I use. It is:
Behold the eAt formula. E stands for your happiness factor, A stands for the actual time that passes, and t stands for the time you think has passed. In other words:
The time that actually passes by equals the product of your happiness factor and how much time you think has passed by. This means that if your happiness factor is high and you're having fun, your perception of time will change, and you will think less time has passed than in real life.
Let me explain in an example:
Say Rachel leaves a party thinking she only spent an hour there, but she actually spent three hours. That means her happiness factor would by 3 hours/1 hour, or 3.
I know this is a bit confusing, especially because I haven't explained what a happiness factor is yet. It's basically just a number that shows how much fun you're having or how happy you are relative to another happiness factor. If Rachel's factor had been 2 instead of three, it would have meant she had not enjoyed the party as much, and she would have thought she had spent more than an hour at the party (assuming it lasts for the same amount of time as the original one).
Just to be clear, let me explain once more, with more of a visual aspect.
With a high energy factor:
The factor is great, so the perceived time is small.
With a low energy factor:
The factor is less, so the perceived time goes up to maintain the actual time.
Now, what does it all have to do with Einstein's E=mc²? Basically, it shows that your perceived time is related to the actual time that has passed with your energy factor, just like how energy is related to mass in Einstein's equation. However, Einstein's equation has a constant, whereas the eAt formula does not. Everything's a variable in this science.
I hope this wasn't too lengthy. :) Next time you're having fun, use this simple equation to determine your energy factor. How happy are you compared to your next party/fun time?
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