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Posted by Phil.o.Sofir on February 23, 1999 17:01:50 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

***Hi Nate, as far as the concept of propelling a mass, and then propelling a smaller one off of this to attain speeds not yet attainable, is there any basic law that would contradict this? Just in general, not light speed.

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