This spawns from part of an answer to a question I asked.
All sorts of things go to 0 and/or ∞ if you start boosting at c, and so you cannot boost into and out of a photon's frame.
It somewhat relates to a video from the discovery channel where they talk about space, time, and reality. They describe the speed of light and its implications specifically they describe the speed of light in a counter intuitive definition.
(This is what I remember its not a quote exactly, something along the lines of)
The speed of light means there must be so much space for every moment of time
What they mean by this is that the speed of light is constant so there must be so much space for every moment in time. This is because something moving at light speed covers so much distance but never more in one unit of time.
Though I don't think that covers the whole idea, I feel I am missing a part about a particle moving at a fraction of the speed of light and how much space it is allotted?
I think this is valuable to phrase physical constants like this. Are there any other units, constants, ideas in physics that can be stated this way?
- Planck scales
- Relativity, or parts of it
- golden ratio, e, pi