Essays Tagged: "Speed of Light"

research paper about the possibility of time travel

published his theory of relativity. His theory predicted that time slows down as you approach high speeds. (Brian) This is some times called time dilation. (Encarta) As objects approach the speed of ... e dilation. (Encarta) As objects approach the speed of light, time slows to "a snails pace," at the speed of light time stops, and if the object could travel faster than the speed of light time would ...

(4 pages) 185 0 4.6 Aug/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Radios, and how they work

energy from a transmitting antenna in the form of radio waves. These radio waves, traveling at the speed of light (300,000 km/sec; 186,000 mi/sec), carry the information. When the waves arrive at a r ... in an electrical quantity such as voltage or current should propagate (travel) through space at the speed of light. He postulated that light waves were electromagnetic waves consisting of electric and ...

(12 pages) 120 0 2.6 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Nuclear Fusion.

orce. Out of the vast open blue space, an outside force crumples with the bubbling energy. With the speed of light, the atoms are forced together closer and closer until there is no space left between ... atomic weapons in the United States. But not until the Cold War during the 1950s did the scientists speed up the process to achieve this energy and use it. Early work was carried out at "several unive ...

(8 pages) 102 0 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Light and colour.

un to understand how light works and its connection to everything in the Universe.How "Fast" is the Speed of Light?Light travels at a constant, finite speed of 186,000 mi/sec. A traveler, moving at th ... roximately 7.5 times in one second. By comparison, a traveler in a jet aircraft, moving at a ground speed of 500 mph, would cross the continental U.S. once in 4 hoursLet's take a moment to talk about ...

(6 pages) 56 0 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

A Discussion of Antimatter.

. However, the new theory was not able to be applied to fast, relativistic motion that was near the speed of light.From this perplexity, the knowledge of antimatter was born. In 1928, Paul Dirac compl ...

(4 pages) 43 0 4.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Ethics and the Internet.

IntroductionAs e-business technology continue to improve at the speed of light, more and more industries are joining the e-business global marketplace; the Internet ...

(4 pages) 222 2 3.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Time travel, einstein, theory of relativity.

ld need to conduct an experiment in which we would send an rocket with a person in it at 99.99% the speed of light then come back to earth and told us the information he reordered, then maybe we'll kn ... e reordered, then maybe we'll know for sure.Now, according to Einstein you can't travel at 100% the speed of light because He predicted that objects gain mass as they accelerate to greater and greater ...

(4 pages) 73 2 3.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Conceptual Rocket Propulsion Systems.

both particles are completely annihilated, releasing pure energy and shooting off radiation at the speed of light. For this reason, Matter-antimatter propulsion would be the most efficient propulsion ... e fusion rocket. Holding researchers back is the problem of confining the unstable plasma. Although speed would be high, it would not match that of light propulsion.Lastly, light propulsion would be v ...

(3 pages) 59 1 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering

Observing Stars.

induces the other. By the end of the nineteenth century, Maxwell gave a realistic value for c, the speed of light: c = __1__ = 3 x 108 ms-1 Ö(mo eo) The relationship between the speed of all ele ... one light-year (ly) is the distance travelled by a wave of light in a year. Because of the massive speed of light and distances, the light arriving at us would have left the object many years ago, so ...

(11 pages) 97 1 2.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

How have developments in communications and information technology changed the way we live today?

century the electric telegraph was already linking many parts of the world by messages sent at the speed of light. Some historians would even claim that the nineteenth century saw more quickening of ... ation technologies and their combinations make it possible to move to any part of or planet, at the speed of light. To date the means sound (including speech and music), pictures (both still and movin ...

(4 pages) 299 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

NASA's Money Use: Unjustified?

ng" to another planet; the nearest one is 4.3 light years away, or 25,277,550,000,000 miles. At the speed of light, it would take more than 4 years to reach another star. Travelling at the speed of li ... ravelling at the speed of light is, if not impossible, not a feasible way of transport. The fastest speed attained by a space shuttle is less than 30,000 MPH. At these speeds, it would take at least 6 ...

(1 pages) 40 0 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

Title: Time Traveling Author: Mohammad A. Basaj

ll allow us travel in time:Rotating black holesWormholesMachines to travel in time and space at the speed of lightProblems confronting the travel in time mechanismTime TravelingHow time travel will wo ... accordance to Einstein's theory of special relativity, time collapses or slows down as an object's speed approaches the speed of light. Many scientists thought that it could be possible to travel for ...

(11 pages) 35 0 3.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Black Holes.

hole. They calculated the mass and size needed in order to get an escape velocity greater than the speed of light.Black holes may seem very complicated, however, they are composed of only four parts. ...

(4 pages) 39 1 2.3 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Formation of Black Holes

dius of the Sun and of the same density would have, at its surface, an escape velocity equal to the speed of light, and therefore would be invisible. In his words:If the semi-diameter of a sphere of t ...

(3 pages) 58 1 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Short Max Planck biography for Chemistry class

lanck's Law of Radiation. This law uses Planck's constant, (h), the Boltzman constant, (k), and the speed of light to show the intensity of radiation emitted by a unit's surface area into a fixed dire ...

(1 pages) 13 0 2.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Effect Of Traveling At The Speed Of Light

Can Superman really move or fly at the speed of light? Many people think having an object moving at the speed of light is impossible for ma ... eve that later on, in the 25th century perhaps, mankind can build something that will travel at the speed of light. Are they dreaming? Is it possible for an object to be moving at the speed of light? ... fiction and fiction movies are saying that it is possible. However, looking at the results of such speed shows it is not possible. The result of an object traveling at the speed of light is that time ...

(4 pages) 15 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Characteristics Of A Hero

to lift anything and overpower everything. the person must be very fast. He must be as fast as the speed of light, a blur to the naked eye. He must have some kind of super powers like laser eyes, flo ...

(1 pages) 460 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Ultaviolet Rays

engths shorter than Visible light but longer than X-rays. It moves at 186,000 miles per second, the speed of light. The difference between ultraviolet rays and any other one is their wavelength, the a ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Time Travel

oportional effect the other. It was from this theory that he concluded that when you approached the speed of light time would slow, it is estimated that you have to go around 99.95 percent of light to ... gravitational force that even light cannot escape. This is the only way at present to approach the speed of light but of coarse there are problems such that you would be pulled apart by the gravitati ...

(3 pages) 466 0 5.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Sex education --

sex education in America's public school system. In today's world, where information travels at the speed of light and mass media is part of our everyday lives, teenagers are more exposed to this worl ...

(6 pages) 77 2 3.4 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education