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The_Thinker

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Its been a looong time since i posted here... but there have been a few nagging questions in mind that i needed clarified. And i would appreciate it if someone were nice enough to answer them...

Anyway... here they are a few of them are very basic though..

1)Consider a spacecraft in space or vaccum, would its mass matter there? as in would you require more force to accelerate a heavier rocket than one with lesser mass?

2)If a mass is accelrated (hypothetically) with infinite energy... does it gain infinite mass? and does its time stop? relative to the rest of us...( of course we won't be there cause it the mass will be infinite and there won't be any space for us... but anyway... )

3)If light has no mass but it has energy given by hf, taking energy and mass equilence, how did they prove that light had no mass?

4)Is it wrong to equate Newtonian mathematics with einstiens equations?

5)Does a mass in vacuum or free space truly feel no resitance whatsoever?

6)Does the energy of light reduce when it travels through long distances? If not... then why does red shift occur?

7)No mass is allowed to travel beyond the speed of light... But does that apply to its relative velocity as well? as in is an objects relative velocity not allowed to exceed the speed of light? (i know the answer for this is no... its relative velocity doesn't matter here... but i just wanted to make sure...)

8)Light travels at a constant velocity... but does it travel, can! it travel below the constant speed of light (in vaccum) i mean. I am not talking about the speeds in other mediums...

9)Why is it that when a mass is accelarated towards the speed of light that it gains mass? i mean should it not lose mass so that it can travel at the speed of light massless... i know its because it follows the equations... but what is the theory backing it up?

10)Could anyone let me know of some good books to read so that i can improve my knowledge in the fields of quantum theory, general and special relativity and string theory? I want books that go deep but not deep enough that a non physicst cannot understand.

Thats it... if you reply to this... thanks a lot... i really appreciate it... and thank you for your patience...