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speed of light and protons

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:56 pm
by Tyler Angtuaco 1G
Is it safe to assume that the speed of a proton is the same as the speed of light?

Re: speed of light and protons

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:15 am
by SnehinRajkumar1L
No, the speed of protons cannot be the same as the speed of light. It is physically impossible for this to occur.

Re: speed of light and protons

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:14 pm
by Ashley Wang 4G
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.

Re: speed of light and protons

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:09 pm
by Alan Cornejo 1a
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