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Divide by zero

  1. Apr 27, 2008 #1
    Lorentz transformation shows that at the speed of light you divide by zero.

    Photons travel at the speed of light, but it isn't matter, but should that matter, matter of fact?

    Does this line of thinking lead anywhere, or should I terminate this world-line?
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  3. Apr 27, 2008 #2
    This thinking is good to note, but i don't think its going to lead anywhere. Kudos tho.
    You really can't divide by zero... you can say that as something approaches the speed of light, the Lorentz factor diverges (approaches infinity).
    The lorentz transformation equations don't really apply to light itself, or any gauge boson for that matter. Its just not really a valid to apply the equation to things actually traveling at the speed of light.
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