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Originally posted by LAUGHING-CAT
An Honor to be able to ask a question of you directly.
If one were to take, say a bicycle wheel, spin it to 99.999...% of the speed of light as measured by the perimeter of the tire, have previously installed a mechanism to extend out of said tire, say a rod, to whatever length needed, would it then exceed the speed of light? As measured by the distance the outer tip of the rod must now travel?
If you would be so kind as to ignore the physical aspects, such as material problems, I am asking about the theoretical possibility of such an exercise.
Pardon me if this sounds ignorant, (it is), but I think of how putting different size tires affects the speedometer.