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Re: Please tell me Toph

Posted by Larry Hoover on November 29, 2005, at 17:02:23

In reply to Re: Please tell me Larry Hoover, posted by Toph on November 27, 2005, at 15:31:36

> >
> > P.S. If Luke Skywalker was on his spaceship going 9/10 of the speed of light, and he fired his light saber forward, how fast would that light be travelling?
> >
> I'm not sure but I am certain that the answer is relative. I'll guess that Al would say that light goes the same speed at all times (isn't it a constant equal to the square root of the quotient E/m)?

Ahhhh, grasshopper, you have nailed it. The speed of light is constant. In order for that to be the case, space/time becomes relative. They bend in whatever way is required, in order to keep c constant.

> And it would appear from somewhere else to be doppler shifted depending on whether it was coming at you or away.

A different effect entirely. That is frequency shifting.

> But I await the the correct answer from an ancient warrior of the Empire. Oh, and may the force be with you in your recovery.

It appears that the Force grows stronger, with every passing post to this thread.

Humbly yours,




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