Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Flux8
It is a measurement of both. No?
No. It is a unit of distance.
Like a foot. Like a yard. Like a mile.
edit on 12/20/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Sorry, my math is a bit fuzzy. I'm definitely not a mathematician nor physicist.
I thought that since a LY = d/t, then t = d/LY
LY = 9,460,887,210,432km / 31,558,118.4sec = 299,792.5km/sec
So 31,558,118.4sec = 9,460,887,210,432km / (299,792.5km/sec)
31,558,118.4sec = 31,558,118.4sec
which = 1
I had to work it out for myself and see that the units cancel out. Jeez, I gotta hit the books again, heheh!