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Re: Simple Question About The Speed Of Light.

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Posted by nåte on February 23, 1999 16:20:59 UTC

: ***If attainment of the speed of light were attainable, and we had a machine which could achieve it, would it then be possible to place a second machine onto this machine, get to the speed of light, and then boost off off the first machine and thereby double the speed of light? And a third time...............? : This is disregarding any physical characteristics nessesary to accive light speed, could this be a way of achieving light speed to begin with? Say, have a series of booster machines which after say twenty or twohundred of these boosts could reach such light speed and once this is achived go on to outdistance even light speed?

howdy stranger.. :)

It is my understanding that because the energy required to attain lightspeed is a potential infinite; even approaching 'c' is impossible. (Due to mass dilation) But to approach your question once again would likewise be unanswerable. It would be like asking, "If an 'actual' infinite had a beginning point and ending point, could..."

-nåte

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