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Re: We Can Go Beyond The Light Speed

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Posted by Andrew/">Andrew on April 25, 1998 05:38:46 UTC

: : : : Wouldn't it make sense that we could go beyond the speed of : : : light??? The classic example: Theoretically-- If you were : : : on a train going the speed of light, if a train could go the : : : speed of light, and you took a step forward, you would be : : : traveling faster than the speed of light... Wouldn't that make sense?

: : Roger, you can't think of the question in those terms, because (1) The train could never go at the speed of light, and (2) As you approach the speed of light, your inertia approaches infinity, so it would take an infinite amount of energy to take that incremental step forward.

: : I think that even if we were able to reach the speed of light whatever vehicle we were in would not be able to hold up under the pressure of moving that fast.

Strains exerted on structures travelling at high velocities are caused by wind and air resistance, in space neither of these are applicable.

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