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Author Topic: Faster Than Light Math  (Read 1412 times)

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Faster Than Light Math
« on: October 16, 2012, 06:39:33 AM »
In the never ending stream of cool stuff, today, faster than light math!

http://www.cosmosmag...vertakes-speed-light

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New mathematical formulas have expanded Einstein’s theory of special relativity to allow for travel beyond the speed of light, potentially changing the way we view the Universe and judge distances.

Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity, published in 1905, interprets motion based on different frames of reference in space and time. The new mathematical formulas are based on the same principles, but – unlike Einstein – the mathematicians have allowed for a hypothetical infinite velocity.

Interesting. Einstein's speed of light is a limit that can't be crossed, so I'm wondering if this new math allows for that limit to be crossed. (Einstein's C allows for faster than the speed of light travel, but not slowing down below it, or speeding up across it.)


And when is someone going to make a software simulator for all this cool new stuff? :D
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Re: Faster Than Light Math
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 06:59:52 AM »

I'll see your FTL math and add perpetual motion time crystals!

http://physics.aps.org/articles/v5/116
http://www.scientifi...orm-perpetual-motion

Now all we need is Zefram Cochrane to make us a warp drive!

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Re: Faster Than Light Math
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 08:25:44 PM »
Now all we need is Zefram Cochrane to make us a warp drive!

  That is if you can get him off the bottle and out of the rock n roll bars...   ;)

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Re: Faster Than Light Math
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 04:20:24 AM »
Question: is it possible to read described paper fully without creating strange accounts and/or paying?

It's bugging me: the form of science it is today :(

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Re: Faster Than Light Math
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 05:02:44 PM »
Question: is it possible to read described paper fully without creating strange accounts and/or paying?

I just followed the link and read the full paper: "Einstein's special relativity beyond the speed of light". Proceedings of the Royal Society A has been open online for for some years. Older material is available as well, but only as PDFs.
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Re: Faster Than Light Math
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012, 03:21:08 PM »
Question: is it possible to read described paper fully without creating strange accounts and/or paying?

I just followed the link and read the full paper: "Einstein's special relativity beyond the speed of light". Proceedings of the Royal Society A has been open online for for some years. Older material is available as well, but only as PDFs.
Strange,  it didn't work for me previously.