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Does my weight change if I travel

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


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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?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.

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

:)
 

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