Myths of Physics: 1. Einstein's Speed Limit Is the Speed of Light

August 12, 2014 8:50 PM

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This is the first of some huffing and puffing I plan to do involving several common myths about physics, which are held by most people including some but not all physicists. The first involves the speed of light.

One of the axioms of Einstein's special theory of relatively is that the speed of light in a vacuum is equal to an absolute constant c that is independent of the motion of the source or observer of the light. The first common myth I wish to address is that c is a measurable quantity and that it is p...

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