1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

A quick special relativity question

  1. Oct 28, 2011 #1

    bon

    User Avatar

    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?

    2. Relevant equations



    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: A quick special relativity question
Loading...