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My Google-Fu is apparently not up to the task of answering or phrasing this question.

Imagine you are in space, light years from anything, holding one end of a very thin, very rigid (even perfectly rigid), very light stick. Is there a length at which the other end of the stick could ever move faster than the speed of light, just by rotating it from one side to another by hand?
 

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My Google-Fu is apparently not up to the task of answering or phrasing this question.

Imagine you are in space, light years from anything, holding one end of a very thin, very rigid (even perfectly rigid), very light stick. Is there a length at which the other end of the stick could ever move faster than the speed of light, just by rotating it from one side to another by hand?
Only if you have access to infinitive energy.
 

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No. c is the ultimate speed limit.
 

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No. The calculation for showing how much energy is needed to accelerate the ends of the stick up to the speed of light is fairly straightforward as it's only slightly modified from how you'd calculate the simple acceleration of a compact object.

No matter how you manipulate it, you always need infinite energy to accelerate an object that possesses mass up to the speed of light.
 

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If you're driving at the speed of light and you turn on your headlights, how do you know?


(Steven Wright)
 

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If you're driving at the speed of light and you turn on your headlights, how do you know?


(Steven Wright)
If you're driving at noon in the middle of summer and you turn your headlights on, how do you know?

Oh wait you turned your headlights on 3 seconds ago, that's how you know -.-

My Google-Fu is apparently not up to the task of answering or phrasing this question.

Imagine you are in space, light years from anything, holding one end of a very thin, very rigid (even perfectly rigid), very light stick. Is there a length at which the other end of the stick could ever move faster than the speed of light, just by rotating it from one side to another by hand?
F= M x A

A = F/M

so you just have to jack it at 2997 km/s. im guessing .000000001 seconds before you explode:cool:

Finally getting around to perfecting that new masturbation technique?
:big laugh::big laugh::big laugh::big laugh::big laugh::big laugh:
 
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