# Does my weight change if I travel

## Homework Statement

Does my weight change if I travel near the speed of light?

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## The Attempt at a Solution

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rock.freak667
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What do you think will happen as you approach speeds near or at the speed of light?

What do you think will happen as you approach speeds near or at the speed of light?

My mass will increase, but I am not certain if weight increases.

My hunch is that I won't notice anything in my frame of reference. What I mean is, nothing will change - my weight will stay the same.

Is that right?

Thanks.

rock.freak667
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I don't know too much on relativistic calculations, but weight is associated with gravity, so assuming you can approach c for a certain 'g', your weight will increase.

But if you are flying through space, in your frame, I would agree with you.

I don't know too much on relativistic calculations, but weight is associated with gravity, so assuming you can approach c for a certain 'g', your weight will increase.

But if you are flying through space, in your frame, I would agree with you.

Okay, thank you very much. It's probably not crucial to include frame of reference.

:)