Originally posted by frostythesnowman
i diddent mean the fuel gives more energy i ment the engine gets bigger to and so the engines mass increases with the ship and the ammount of fuel increases so when they say the ships mass is infinity and youd need an infinate ammount of fuel the ship already has it.
Originally posted by William
And don't forget you're discussing the math associated with accelerating to the speed of light... not the math associated with going faster than the speed of light.
As far as relativity is concerned, these are two very different concepts. While mass increases to infinity as an object accelerates from subluminal to luminal speeds, causing an impossible equation -- the math is not impossible when considering an object that is already superluminal, or spontaneously transitions from subluminal to superluminal speeds.
Originally posted by frostythesnowman
Einstien says that the closer you get to the speed of light the more your mass increases and the more fuel and energy you would need to go faster.Well if a ships mass is made up of the ship,propulsion system and fuel then wouldent it be safe to assume that as your mass increases so does the mass of your fuel and the mass of your propulsion system which would cancle out the effect as your power output would be increasing as well?
Originally posted by Canuck
I'll have to agree with Theneo on this one.
......... and Seapeople.... that name is from one of the funniest SouthPark episodes ever
Originally posted by Canuck
I'll have to agree with Theneo on this one.
Originally posted by Canuck
But, mass in this perspective does not necessarily mean volume, the volume of the fuel is the same no matter what speed you are going, save for the fuel you burn?
Am I right? Just curious......