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Sep22-11, 05:12 PM
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Quote Quote by jnorman View Post
any non-zero mass must be accelerated from zero velocity to move
This is not strictly true. When a particle is first created in a nuclear reaction it will generally have some non-zero initial velocity. That said, regardless of the initial velocity you are correct about the energy requirements to accelerate it further, but they are not claiming faster than c, only faster than light. The implication being that light doesn't travel at c.