If an imaginary quasiparticle has a mass depending on speed

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...becoming infinite at rest, doesn't that mean it has infinite mass whatever velocity it has?

How could that quasiparticle be at rest to achieve infinite mass?
 

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mathman
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Your scenario has no physical basis. There is no way to answer your question.
 
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PeterDonis
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What do you mean by "an imaginary quasiparticle becoming infinite at rest"? What source are you getting this from?
 
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Mass is defined as the energy a particle has, when it is at rest. Therefore, it makes no sense to speak of a velocity dependent mass.
 

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