speed of light and protons


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Tyler Angtuaco 1G
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speed of light and protons

Postby Tyler Angtuaco 1G » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:56 pm

Is it safe to assume that the speed of a proton is the same as the speed of light?

SnehinRajkumar1L
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Re: speed of light and protons

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:15 am

No, the speed of protons cannot be the same as the speed of light. It is physically impossible for this to occur.

Ashley Wang 4G
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Re: speed of light and protons

Postby Ashley Wang 4G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:14 pm

A proton can never reach the speed of light because it has mass. If you remember, Dr. Lavelle used a similar example to illustrate why the electron cannot be contained inside the nucleus of an atom, since its Heisenberg uncertainty in speed would be grater than the speed of light, which is impossible. You can think of this analogously.

Alan Cornejo 1a
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Re: speed of light and protons

Postby Alan Cornejo 1a » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:09 pm

For the simple fact that protons of mass, they cannot reach the speed of light, objects with mass cannot travel at the speed of light


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