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Light Speed Experiment

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Posted by Gerwin Brink on January 24, 2001 12:30:14 UTC

Can somebody please give me more information about the following hypothetical experiment about the speed of light.

The experiment is as follows:

Take an object A and connect it with a stable non bending material to object B.
The distance between A and B is at least 500 kilometers.
What can be said about the speed of object B if object A is rotated with 100 spin a second.
(Object A stays in the same place all the time).

Simple math will calculate a the speed of object B as: 2 * Pi * 500.000 * 100 a second which equals
314.159.265 metres a second and is faster than the speed of light.

I know I must have read or heard about this type of experiment before, and I want to know more about it. Please help.


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