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    Is the speed of light infinite?

    The reference point could be the center of the 'space'.
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    Is the speed of light infinite?

    If there was a 'space' or universe with just one electron. What would prevent the electron from traveling from one side to the other faster than c?
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    A few questions on time

    Oop, better lock this thread, people are starting to get nasty...
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    A few questions on time

    Well, how about with gravitational time dilation effects instead of velocity? If you could feel the gravity of 100 suns (and the "time" in that frame), would this be considered relative as well?
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    A few questions on time

    Right, I guess that's why someone mentioned this is more of philosophy discussion... How could you measure a personal experience traveling at .9999c?
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    A few questions on time

    Heh.. No, but I could argue that there's nothing to compare the feeling of my frames "time dilation" to.... We've all pretty much evolved in it.
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    A few questions on time

    Again, I'm talking about human time perception, and this probably isn't the appropriate place to discuss it unless SR talks about it specifically.
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    A few questions on time

    I have no idea... Maybe their movement would seem restricted? I was also curious if the travelers size would increase with velocity relative to the observer, and if that could change their perception of time as well.
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    A few questions on time

    How is it known the observers (or travelers) mental perception of time is "in sync" with all other time dilation effects?
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    A few questions on time

    I'm not questioning SR time dilation, though.
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    A few questions on time

    That's what I thought, but how is this known?
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    A few questions on time

    Hello, If a human could travel at .9999c would their perception of time (in their own frame) be the same as the perception of time of a stationary observer (in their frame)?
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    Can photons create their own gravity?

    Thanks, Mathman. Does this imply photons with more energy have more gravity, and will 'react' differently to a planet/star's gravity? Has this been observed?
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    Can photons create their own gravity?

    Question.. I understand photons will curve around planets in space due to their gravity (or curved space-time). But do photons create their own gravity relative to their energy? From what I can gather, gravity is more of an aspect of energy than mass.
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    Photon energy and gravitation

    Do higher energy photons have the same trajectory around planet/gravity as low energy photons? I.e: If you were shooting photons from the same position wrt a planet would their path be the same?
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    Matter definition and Units

    Yes, is there another way to define matter?
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    Matter definition and Units

    The definition of matter is "anything that has mass and volume". Why doesn't the definition of matter mention anything about "time". Should time be mentioned as well since matter can't exist without it? Also, If matter had its own SI unit, what would it be? Edit:: a unit that could be...
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    Question about time and mass

    Another far-out question/thought, since an electromagnetic wave consists of two forces (electric / magnetic), could the three dimensions of 3D space and matter be.. electric fields (x) magnetic fields (y), and time (z)?
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    Question about time and mass

    If mass can't exist without time, could it be the Higgs boson interacts with time (frames) to create 3 dimensional objects or space? Or could the Higgs boson be related to time some other way?
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    Question about time and mass

    I think the photon would only "see" the frame of time (or 2D space) of when it was created, like a painting, and 3D space or mass wouldn't exist.
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    Question about time and mass

    Since a photon moves at c has 0 mass, and doesn't "experience" time. Would it "see" everything in 2 dimensions (a frame) .. and could you say it only exists in 2 dimensions? Could matter exist without time?
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    Why do heavier atoms experience relavistic effects(contraction)?

    In hydrogen, n=1 .. Could -13.6 eV just be considered the force (or energy) holding the electron in place?
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    Why do heavier atoms experience relavistic effects(contraction)?

    I might have something backwards. But I thought the ground state electron, which is "deeper in the potential well" (and closer to nucleus), would have less kinetic energy.
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    Why do heavier atoms experience relavistic effects(contraction)?

    So do ground state electrons (hydrogen) have more kinetic energy, than higher energy states? that sounds strange.
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    Photons stuck in an orbit

    What is the maximum 'number' of photons you can inject into the orbit?
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    Photons stuck in an orbit

    Seems like the gravity to hold a photon in orbit around a black hole should be known? Is it?
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    Space medium or infinity

    What do you call it?
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    Space medium or infinity

    By infinitely small, I meant, for example a cm^3 of space could be "cut" in half forever, without finding a medium or point of singularity. And the opposite: a cm^3 cube doubled forever without running out of space. I was just wondering .. if you come to point where you can't divide space...
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    Space medium or infinity

    Hello, Quick question. If space doesn't have, or consist of, an medium (ether?) would that mean space is infinitely small and large?
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    Why Does light have a speed limit.?

    Dumb question about c: is it an angular velocity or linear? or both somehow.
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