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how would one make an object oscillate at the speed of: light? sound?
When the forcing function's frequency matches the natural frequency of an object it will begin to resonate. The forcing function adds energy at just the right moment during the oscillation cycle so that the oscillation is reinforced. This makes the oscillation's amplitude grow larger and larger. These oscillations would eventually become infinitely large. However, as mentioned earlier, long before the oscillations reach infinity one of three things happens: 1) the object's dynamics change so that the resonant frequency and forcing functions no longer match, 2) the energy lost as heat, sound, or light becomes equal to the energy input. or 3) the object breaks
the speed of light is not constant, as it is energy, and therefore susceptable to the variables in its present environment. and so there is no terminal velocity where one cannot continue
By Shadow88 i am firstly inquiring about the theory of time travel
Originally posted by lucas_900
there is a law that prevents it - relitivety. Sorry about the spelling. But yeah, it stops us going so fast (i.e. speed of light+) that we can travel at least forwards, and we can not travel backward in time to a point where the time machine does not exist.
My gut feeling though is that Shadow is trying to concoct another J Titor story for the world.