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In my chemistry class we have been talking about light and the speed of it

 

 

 

I looked up a few things and was wondering what would happen if you did this:

 

 

 

Shoot 2 object of the exact same material, mass, density, everything, at each other at the speed of light at the same time so the hit in the middle.

 

 

 

What would happen?

 

 

 

there would be ALOT of energy crashing into each other and everything would be the same so one wouldn't get thrown out of the way

 

 

 

what do you think would happen?


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Shoot 2 object of the exact same material, mass, density, everything, at each other at the same time so the hit in the middle.

 

What does that have to do with the speed of light?


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Shoot 2 object of the exact same material, mass, density, everything, at each other at the same time so the hit in the middle.

 

What does that have to do with the speed of light?

 

 

 

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You can't shoot anything at the speed of light anyway. Only light can go as fast as light.


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Boom? :oops:

 

That is my guess.


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You can't shoot anything at the speed of light anyway. Only light can go as fast as light.

 

 

 

All forms of light, not just the implied visible light.


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This is in chemistry?

 

 

 

Wouldn't that be more physics?


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well i was wondering that myself....

 

we were learning about atoms and then randomly we switched to light???

 

 

 

not sure but w/e


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In my chemistry class we have been talking about light and the speed of it

 

 

 

I looked up a few things and was wondering what would happen if you did this:

 

 

 

Shoot 2 object of the exact same material, mass, density, everything, at each other at the speed of light at the same time so the hit in the middle.

 

 

 

What would happen?

 

 

 

there would be ALOT of energy crashing into each other and everything would be the same so one wouldn't get thrown out of the way

 

 

 

what do you think would happen?

 

I don't think you could really answer that without having a general idea of the mess/density/etc... I'm not physicist though.

 

 

 

They would probably just release all the energy in the forms of movement/light/heat.


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This is in chemistry?

 

 

 

Wouldn't that be more physics?

 

 

 

No. Chemistry, at its foundation, is more than the study of chemicals. It is the atoms that make up them, and this has everything to do with the question.


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God I thought I posted on this already. :lol:

 

 

 

My guess would be that there would be a pretty loud clash, with each force losing an equal amount of whatever, and movement would stop.

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You can't shoot anything at the speed of light anyway. Only light can go as fast as light.

 

 

 

All forms of light, not just the implied visible light.

 

Hence I said light, not just "visible light" :)


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You can't shoot anything at the speed of light anyway. Only light can go as fast as light.

 

 

 

All forms of light, not just the implied visible light.

 

Hence I said light, not just "visible light" :)

 

 

 

Yeah, I knew you knew that, but the general conception of light is only the light we can see. Typically, we do not associate radio waves and heat as "light".


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This is in chemistry?

 

 

 

Wouldn't that be more physics?

 

 

 

No. Chemistry, at its foundation, is more than the study of chemicals. It is the atoms that make up them, and this has everything to do with the question.

 

 

 

Sorry. I haven't taken either of those subjects. I just thought that physics deals more with theories, laws, figures, and things such as this.


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i never said it was possible

 

 

 

it is just a question if you could

 

 

 

 

 

and why does it matter if its chemistry, thats what im learning in it at this moment and i could care less if it was chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

so could we please move on to the question :)


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i never said it was possible

 

 

 

it is just a question if you could

 

Use your imagination. You can't predict something that's physically impossible with any degree of correctness. It's science fiction.


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i never said it was possible

 

 

 

it is just a question if you could

 

 

 

 

 

and why does it matter if its chemistry, thats what im learning in it at this moment and i could care less if it was chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

so could we please move on to the question :)

 

Well, when you consider the fact that it's not possible, it's kind of hard to discuss the matter.

 

 

 

Now if we're talking sub-light speeds, BOOM!!!! should suffice as an answer.


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You can't shoot anything at the speed of light anyway. Only light can go as fast as light.

 

 

 

All forms of light, not just the implied visible light.

 

Hence I said light, not just "visible light" :)

 

 

 

Yeah, I knew you knew that, but the general conception of light is only the light we can see. Typically, we do not associate radio waves and heat as "light".

 

 

 

Doesn't gravity travel at the speed of light?

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Logically, they would hit each other with little peculiarity. The only significant thing is that they would disintegrate, although I'm dubious they would explode.

 

 

 

Force = Mass * Distance/time, simple as that. If that force contains enough energy to accomplish anything significant, then ok. The two objects in question would probably disintegrate even before they reached the speed of light anyway, but assuming they did, I assume they should be sturdy enough to perhaps merge, or at least not "detonate".

 

 

 

I don't know though. Nuclear fission occurs by accelerating subatomic particles rather quickly, I just don't think the same principles would apply to larger objects. Who knows?

 

 

 

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This is in chemistry?

 

 

 

Wouldn't that be more physics?

 

 

 

No. Chemistry, at its foundation, is more than the study of chemicals. It is the atoms that make up them, and this has everything to do with the question.

 

 

 

Sorry. I haven't taken either of those subjects. I just thought that physics deals more with theories, laws, figures, and things such as this.


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Doesn't gravity travel at the speed of light?

 

Gravity doesn't move; it's a property of mass.


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Force = Mass * Distance/time, simple as that.

 

No, [summation of] Force = mass*accelaration, not mass*velocity.


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You can't shoot anything at the speed of light anyway. Only light can go as fast as light.

 

 

 

All forms of light, not just the implied visible light.

 

Hence I said light, not just "visible light" :)

 

 

 

Yeah, I knew you knew that, but the general conception of light is only the light we can see. Typically, we do not associate radio waves and heat as "light".

 

 

 

Doesn't gravity travel at the speed of light?

 

 

 

 

 

If I jump in the air I wont travel 186,000 miles per second till I get down..

 

 

 

Gravity doesn't have a "traveling" speed.


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