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Old December 6th, 2010, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Something else I was wondering... if you were driving along at night, at the speed of light with your headlights on... would you be able to see where you were going?

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Something else I was wondering... if you were driving along at night, at the speed of light with your headlights on... would you be able to see where you were going?
You cant reach the speed of light. You can approach it, but not achieve it, so your headlights will work.
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You cant reach the speed of light. You can approach it, but not achieve it....
HA! Try telling that to a beam of light why don't ya!


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Something else I was wondering... if you were driving along at night, at the speed of light with your headlights on... would you be able to see where you were going?
If you're referring to a bike, then it's called "out-riding" your light. But it doesn't mean you're riding faster than the speed of light. It just means that you're riding faster than you can react due to your field of vision.
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Something else I was wondering... if you were driving along at night, at the speed of light with your headlights on... would you be able to see where you were going?
Not until you reach Alpha Centauri - and then you would have to stop and ask the Robinsons for directions...
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Not until you reach Alpha Centauri - and then you would have to stop and ask the Robinsons for directions...


My only hope is that they have one of those signs... you know the one they place a little ways before a stop sign, warning you that there is indeed a stop sign up ahead so you can prepare yourself. I'd hate to have to slam on the brakes whilst traveling a few hundred thousand miles per hour!
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Something else I was wondering... if you were driving along at night, at the speed of light with your headlights on... would you be able to see where you were going?
terminal velocity of a car is just over 700 mph. not quite fast enough for acheiving the jump to light speed there Han Solo

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I'd hate to have to slam on the brakes whilst traveling a few hundred thousand miles per hour!
I know this is off track a little (ok a lot) but the speed of light is exponentially higher than a few hundred thousand miles per hour. Try 186,000 miles per SECOND. That still boggles my mind. Or how about 671 million miles per hour!
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Something else I was wondering... if you were driving along at night, at the speed of light with your headlights on... would you be able to see where you were going?
I think yes, you will see where you were going. Its like a fighter jet shooting its guns, the speed of the guns are projected faster than at the speed its going than sitting still.
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I think yes, you will see where you were going. Its like a fighter jet shooting its guns, the speed of the guns are projected faster than at the speed its going than sitting still.
While I understand what you're saying, your analogy doesn't work, since nothing can exceed the speed of light. In fact nothing with mass can travel the speed of light. OK - I'm done pulling this off track. Sorry to contribute to this everyone.
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terminal velocity of a car is just over 700 mph. not quite fast enough for acheiving the jump to light speed there Han Solo

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This may be the aerospace engineer in me, but where do you get 700 mph for the terminal velocity of a car? Unless your using a different meaning for the term, I assume that it means the free fall speed of an object once the downward force equals that of the upward force causing no acceleration.

If I did my math right, that would be about 90 mph for an average car, if its falling front side down.

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This may be the aerospace engineer in me, but where do you get 700 mph for the terminal velocity of a car? Unless your using a different meaning for the term, I assume that it means the free fall speed of an object once the downward force equals that of the upward force causing no acceleration.

If I did my math right, that would be about 90 mph for an average car, if its falling front side down.

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It's the maximum speed an object under acceleration can reach minus fictional, gravitational, wind, and mechanical friction. Mostly determined by the shape of the object.
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It's the maximum speed an object under acceleration can reach minus fictional, gravitational, wind, and mechanical friction. Mostly determined by the shape of the object.
Wouldn't that be mass of an object?
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I remembered this clip from my childhood. It doesn't quite address OP's question, but, it does have a scooter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPoGVP-wZv8
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I think yes, you will see where you were going. Its like a fighter jet shooting its guns, the speed of the guns are projected faster than at the speed its going than sitting still.
Are you certain of that? I remember learning that they originally developed the Blackbird as a fighter plane, but ended up removing the guns and missiles and turned it into a spy plane because it out ran all of the weaponry they had outfitted it with.
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1... yes.. airplanes been shown to out run thier own bullets and even shot by their own bullets!

2. for the sake of this question... if the headlights could show you what is in front of you.. even up to 1000 miles head...
WOULD IT MATTER????????????????
moving at over 186k mps.. what the F--- would you see???
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You are directly between two spaceships approaching you from opposite directions.
Each spaceship is approaching you at 90% the speed of light.
From either spaceship, what is the closing speed of the other spaceship?

(Answer: less than the speed of light, but much higher than 90% the speed of light.)
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...moving at over 186k mps.. What the f--- would you see???
I would see...
SCIENCE!!!
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If a plane was traveling the speed of light on a treadmill moving in the opposite direction at the speed of light....,
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If a plane was traveling the speed of light on a treadmill moving in the opposite direction at the speed of light....,
The plane would travel in it's direction at the speed of light. Look up the physics, the wheels on the plane have no impact on the direction it'll fly in. A plane works by moving air under the wings to create lift, unlike how a car moves forward by relying on the wheels.
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I know. I seen the mythbusters episode that conducted the experiment.
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Fun with physics - here goes.

Light isn't a speed per se - it looks like one - (approximately) 186,282 miles/second (aka - c - the speed of light).

That looks like speed - like 80 miles/hour.

But it's really a conversion factor. Just like 2.54 cm/inches changes your notation of length - 186,000 miles/second changes your notation from the 3 x, y, and z measures of a location in space to a location in time - or more specifically - spacetime.

At speeds close to the speed of light, time changes compared to what you'd consider normal. We've all seen the hard-to-understand, but ever-popular, thing on the science channel where you hop in a spaceship and go near c in speed back and forth to some star - a few years pass for you while on Earth, your friends die off, and you come home to your grandchildren.

Because you've left the more-space-kinda-spacetime and gotten closer to the more-time-kinda-spacetime.

What about at the speed of light?

Because the speed of light is a conversion factor - at the speed of light, there is no time with respect to space.

We say that Proxima Centauri is about 4.3 light years away - light takes some 4 years to reach us from there.

For the photons that hit us from Proxima Centauri - or any star or galaxy - no time has passed at all. For us, some 4 years passed - for the photons, no time has passed.

At the speed of light, there is no distance in time - only distance in space. Time is instantaneous everywhere.

So the first reason that you can't go faster than the speed of light is because you can't go slower than the speed of light. You're going to go at that speed through spacetime, because it's a conversion factor.

This is why for all speeds below c, no matter how much or howlittle below c, the speed of light will always measure at about 186,282 miles / second. Just like 2.54 cm/inch is always true no matter how fast you go.

Why can't you travel at the speed of light?

When things move, they have momentum - move faster, more momentum - swing a hammer and you know it's true.

So - news flash - E=mc^2 is not true - it's a popular fiction and a simplification.

The real equation is E=mc^2/square_root(1 - v^2/c^2) where v is your speed - this accounts for that pesky momentum thingy while also calculating equivalent energy (E) of anything with mass (m). If you move at the speed of light, then v^2/c^2 becomes c^2/c^2 - which is one - and square_root(1-1) is square_root(0) which does not compute.

So nothing with mass can travel at the speed of light.

Photons can, because they have no mass.

But - there's the solar wind and sci-fi books say you can build a solar sail and cruise in space that way. How so if photons have no mass? Because they still have momentum. Another rule they get to break, just like they break the time-standing-still rule.

So, if your car were traveling at the speed of light - how much time would pass to see what's ahead?

No time whatsoever - you're already simultaneously there while traveling there.

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So - news flash - E=mc^2 is not true - it's a popular fiction and a simplification.

The real equation is E=mc^2/square_root(1 - v^2/c^2) where v is your speed - this accounts for that pesky momentum thingy while also calculating equivalent energy (E) of anything with mass (m). If you move at the speed of light, then v^2/c^2 becomes c^2/c^2 - which is one - and square_root(1-1) is square_root(0) which does not compute.

So nothing with mass can travel at the speed of light.
What you are saying is absolutely correct, but E=mc^2 is actually true if "m" is the relativistic mass and not the commonly known mass, which is a vulgarization as you said.

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What you are saying is absolutely correct, but E=mc^2 is actually true if "m" is the relativistic mass and not the commonly known mass, which is a vulgarization as you said.
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Something else I was wondering... if you were driving along at night, at the speed of light with your headlights on... would you be able to see where you were going?
If you were travelling at the speed of light you would be "frozen" as time dilation would reach 100%. The light from the headlights would never move forward.
From your point of view time would be normal. But who can say, as 100% the speed of light means 100% time dilation, and nothing can travel at light speed. It's one of those fallacious questions really.

If you were travelling at 99.99 % the speed of light then, yes, you could see in front of yourself. The light would move forward from the headlights at normal speed (from YOUR point of view), but only at 0.01 the speed of light from an outside observer's POV.

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Something else I was wondering... if you were driving along at night, at the speed of light with your headlights on... would you be able to see where you were going?
What I think you are asking is... would the light from your vehicle be traveling at faster than the speed of light.

The answer is... no.

What would happen is, theoretically, your mass would expand until it consumed all free space in the universe... infinite mass....

That being said... let's address the question that I think you are asking...


If you are traveling on a ship at 99% of the speed of light and shine a flashlight in the direction that the ship is traveling... is that light traveling faster than the speed of light.

No. It will be traveling at the speed of light from Your perspective, and from the perspective of observers outside the ship. How is that possible? Time dilation. One year at 99% of the speed of light would take approximately 1300 years relative to everyone else...

What this means is... while it may actually take the light years to light up the front of the ship because of your speed... it will seem instantaneous, because light is unaffected by time dilation (it doesn't have mass).



I hope that I guessed what you wanted to know, and cleared it up for you.
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If you go faster than the speed of light, you go back in time, so you'll see yourself drive backwards...
You can also do it by whipping around the sun. I once saved a humpback whale from extinction that way
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fine... where can I pick up a car.. that can keep me within the law?

dont want to be the old granny.. in the right lane.. doing less than 1mil mi per hr








(that sounded funnier in my head) :P
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I've got one parked in the driveway doing just under 500,000 mph right now thanks to galactic rotation - make me an offer.
That's what always bothered me about time travel movies. Wouldn't movement through space be necessary?

The universe is expanding, the earth is revolving around the sun and rotating, etc, etc, blah blah... if one travelled through time, wouldn't he or she need to be in the exact position in space where the destination is supposed to be in either the past or future?

Or should I just get a delorean and weld some garbage cans on the back?
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That is all exactly why you don't violate spacetime with a car, you do it with a phone booth - an old Police Call Box to be exact.
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That is all exactly why you don't violate spacetime with a car, you do it with a phone booth - an old Police Call Box to be exact.
Or a big tunnel in a secret government facility.

On a side note, my Dodge diesel truck goes 24,900 mps or so according to my GPS! It will tell me "traffic ahead in 24,901 miles" and right after that it will tell me "traffic ahead in 1 mile"! Diesels rule.
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Or a big tunnel in a secret government facility.
Or a WABAC run by a dog in a bow tie.
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Actually, you can do it with a car, a 1973 Oldsmobile to be exact. But it also requires a tree, chainsaw, shotgun and spooky Book of the Dead stuff.
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Or a wonderful singing voice and a bump on the head.
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Or if you are lucky enough to have a Stargate handy.

This could go on for a very long time...
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Or a wonderful singing voice and a bump on the head.
Well, yeah.

Let's work this out.. bump on head = lights before eyes, light travels at the speed of light, therefor the head achieves infinite mass as it succeeds in catching up and emits a celebratory, high pitched "fat lady" note.

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My only hope is that they have one of those signs... you know the one they place a little ways before a stop sign, warning you that there is indeed a stop sign up ahead so you can prepare yourself. I'd hate to have to slam on the brakes whilst traveling a few hundred thousand miles per hour!
all this talk reminds me of spaceballs

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Actually, you can do it with a car, a 1973 Oldsmobile to be exact. But it also requires a tree, chainsaw, shotgun and spooky Book of the Dead stuff.
...but you must say the words e x a c t l y

Clatto Verata N... Necktie... Neckturn... Nickel... It's an "N" word, it's definitely an "N" word! Clatto... Verata... N-

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is it bad.. that i get these jokes and references
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So the first reason that you can't go faster than the speed of light is because you can't go slower than the speed of light. You're going to go at that speed through spacetime, because it's a conversion factor.

This is why for all speeds below c, no matter how much or howlittle below c, the speed of light will always measure at about 186,282 miles / second. Just like 2.54 cm/inch is always true no matter how fast you go.

Why can't you travel at the speed of light?
Any thoughts on tachyons? They are particles that are supposedly always travelling faster than the speed of light. The less energy such a particle has, the faster it moves. It requires energy to slow it down, but unlike sublight particles, it is always travelling faster than the speed of light and cannot be slowed down to the speed of light or slower.
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Not really. They're imaginary, figuratively and mathematically, although the first part may be proven wrong at some point.
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That is all exactly why you don't violate spacetime with a car, you do it with a phone booth - an old Police Call Box to be exact.
Or a time agency vortex manipulator... those are handy, and far more portable than a blue police call box...
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