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B If an imaginary quasiparticle has a mass depending on speed

  1. Dec 8, 2016 #1
    ...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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  3. Dec 8, 2016 #2

    mathman

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    Your scenario has no physical basis. There is no way to answer your question.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2016 #3

    PeterDonis

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    What do you mean by "an imaginary quasiparticle becoming infinite at rest"? What source are you getting this from?
     
  5. Dec 10, 2016 #4

    DrDu

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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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