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Proof that a negative mass causes superluminal speeds?

  1. Dec 20, 2011 #1
    I've heard this theory, based on the assumption that if negative mass objects exist, they would travel faster than light. I planned on mentioning this in a physics paper I have to write for my class, but I just realized that I have no idea what formula shows this correlation. Can somebody help me?

    Bonus question: C is the maximum speed limit for normal objects, so for negative mass objects, would C be the minimum speed limit? Just a thought.
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    What is negative mass? Will you please cite some reference for it?
  4. Dec 20, 2011 #3

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    Not in any conventional physics book, article or class you didn't. I would abandon this line of reasoning.
  5. Dec 20, 2011 #4
    Oh, so thats why I couldn't think of a formula as proof: there is none. Thanks for the help guys.
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