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Hi fellow list members:
Here's a relativity question that's been bugging me for about
a year now. I once posted it on the sci.physics Usnet group, but got
only one response - which I frankly could not understand.
The speed of a transverse wave along a string is given by
v = sqr root (T/u),
where T is the tension and u is the linear mass density. Therefore,
by chosing a large enough tension and a small enough linear mass
density it should be possible to propagate a wave, and hence
information, faster than the speed of light.
Ed Schweber (e-mail: EdSchweb@ix.netcom.com)