Bernard R. Durney. Coordinates Transformations and Masses Involving Superluminal Velocities

Natural Sciences / Physics / General Physics

Submitted on: Apr 06, 2014, 07:32:05

Description: For superluminal velocities (associated with spacelike metrics), the relation between the square of the metric and the square of the proper time differs from the one valid for smaller than c velocities (Sc), associated with timelike metrics. As a consequence, the energy, of superluminal particles (the time component of the four momentum) is as conventional as the one of Sc-velocities. It is argued that the only component of the four-momentum accessible to us is the energy, and that any attempt to define the remaining three-momentum component(hypothesizing, e.g. an imaginary particle's mass) is in conflict with quantum mechanics. Thesuperluminal world is as logically consistent as the Sc one, and they must interact, at least minimally through gravity.

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