posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 02:05 PM
I was under the impression that the speed of light was a "limit", not a "barrier". Which means that no physical entity could reach the speed of
light. I recall working some equations back in college on contracting dimensions and increases in mass for objects travelling close to the speed of
light, and upon examining the equations that we were given (probably simplified for us "unsophisticated" undergraduates), it seemed to me that teh
equations also worked for objects that travelled at speeds faster than the speed of light. For such faster-than-light objects, they could never slow
down to approach light speed due to the same dimensional and mass restrictions, and were forever destined to go much faster that light but somehow
never able to slow down.
Are there any physics majors who might be able to address this?