posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 05:32 PM
reply to post by tanka418
Im pretty sure it requires energy to accelerate a mass. In particle accelerators im pretty sure they accelerate particles with mass very very very
near the speed of light. I think its thought nothing can travel faster then the speed of light, because its easier to accelerate things with less
mass for starters, (less energy to accelerate a bullet then a cannon ball perhaps), and that there is an exponential amount of energy needed to be
expended in order to increase the velocity of a mass to faster then light. Its not like its feasible to accelerate a mass from rest state to faster
then light instantly, though this maybe is how light occurs. So because acceleration occurs incrementally and requires energy expenditure to increase
the velocity each increment, as the mass is traveling very fast, there needs to be energy expended to make it go that much faster, all the while
maintaining its velocity, and again pushing it a little faster, etc.
To me the nature of light is still rather confusing, but an interesting idea regarding this intrigue and topic, is the thought experiments and maybe
real experiments of a car or space ship traveling relatively quickly, and then turning on headlights, is that light traveling faster then light? Well
its thought since light doesnt have mass, the momentum of the material prior to light coming into existence has no affect on the speed limit and
production of light.
So for example, you think it may be possible to have something travel faster then light. Just for example, what type of thing are you thinking, or
you think it may be possible for multiple things like, light itself, a small mass like a fundamental particle, atoms, and potentially things like