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## Main Question or Discussion Point

this thread is about the 1 light year long pole question, the thread was closed...

the question was " if there was a pole that is 1 light year long...person A at one side and person B at another" if person A pushes the pole, does person B see it instanteously...

most people said that it would not be instanteous because impact would need to travel 1 light year in order to get to the other side...

HOWEVER i have one thing to point out...

matter only gets "pushed" when the force provided travels the whole length of the object...not individual atoms, in the molecular level.

i.e. it would take person A a long time to push the pole because he has to let the force to travel the length of the pole...however, once he pushes it...person B sees the pole move instantaneously...

tell me if im wrong...i got this from a very trustworthy source

the question was " if there was a pole that is 1 light year long...person A at one side and person B at another" if person A pushes the pole, does person B see it instanteously...

most people said that it would not be instanteous because impact would need to travel 1 light year in order to get to the other side...

HOWEVER i have one thing to point out...

matter only gets "pushed" when the force provided travels the whole length of the object...not individual atoms, in the molecular level.

i.e. it would take person A a long time to push the pole because he has to let the force to travel the length of the pole...however, once he pushes it...person B sees the pole move instantaneously...

tell me if im wrong...i got this from a very trustworthy source