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Homework Help: A quick special relativity question

  1. Oct 28, 2011 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The question is: does special relativity place any limit on possible sizes of forces and accelerations?

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    For accelerations, I guess that it doesn't place any limit on the size of proper acceleration (i.e. accel in the instantaneous rest frame of a particle), but to an observer watching a particle shoot past, it does place a limit such that the accel steadily decreases as the particle approaches c. Is there an actual numerical limit though (as is the case with c for velocity?)

    Also what happens with force?

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