I am traveling at 90% of the speed of light in a given direction. I generate a new beam in the direction that I am traveling. If I was to measure the speed of the new beam in reference with the speed that I am currently traveling would that new beam of light be moving forward at 10% of the speed of light?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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^ new beam of light ^I ask this to clarify my understanding of the limit the speed of light imposes.

measure ref. speed is the same speed I am moving at.

(90% the speed of light)

Another question....

If I was traveling at 50 percent of the speed of light, and I shine a light perpendicular to myself as I am moving forward what effect would this have on the new beam of light?

How would this effect be observed by me and a observer?

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I promise this isn't a homework question. I am just trying to fully understand what effects are produced by the speed of light in relation to a individuals position.

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# Help me to Understand: I am traveling at 90% of the speed of light.

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