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Does light have a frame of reference?

  1. Feb 5, 2013 #1
    I know that you're going to probably say that a frame of reference doesn't make sense for light, but I've uploaded a discussion (warning: has profanity) from another website (reddit.com) and I'm curious to see if the user Imhtpsnvsbl makes a valid point.
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2013 #2

    WannabeNewton

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    That is utter rubbish in the context of SR. Don't depend on posts from people on reddit of all places. You can't even argue with claims like that because they are just random nonsense. As far as SR is concerned, it doesn't make sense to lorentz boost to the frame of a photon.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2013 #3

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say there is no such thing as an "infinite momentum" frame. That would require that the particle be AT c, which is not possible.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2013 #4
    Ah, I suspected so. The wrong opinion was being upvoted/liked which confused me.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2013 #5

    Drakkith

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    One major reason why we don't have a vote system here on PF. It's utter nonsense since popularity means squat when it comes to science.
     
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