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comment When a neutron star accumulates enough mass, does a black hole start at its center?
@Paul You're mistaken on your hypothesis that the center has less density: d2vlcm61l7u1fs.cloudfront.net/… (Earth. Note the axis is "depth") aanda.org/articles/aa/full/2002/12/aa1471/img21.gif (neutron star, note the axis is "radius")
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comment Can FTL-Communication between two points in the same frame of reference break causality?
I like your answer & didn't even think of the conservation of energy bit!
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comment Can FTL-Communication between two points in the same frame of reference break causality?
@Torge It's true that the frame in which communication is occuring is not the frame in which the three objects all have zero velocities (zero velocity=vertical blue line), but you can solve this by supposing that the earth, observation 1, and aliens, all constantly send out probes w/ the required velocities in both directions, ready to send and receive at any time. The message jumps from the earth, to its probe, to another probe (at rest wrt this one), to the aliens. So that presents no obstacle.
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comment Can FTL-Communication between two points in the same frame of reference break causality?
@Torge I think you are misinterpreting the Minkowski diagram. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minkowski_diagram . Each blue line is an object. Each object is at rest with respect to the others.
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comment Reaction force explanation?
possible duplicate of How can I stand on the ground? EM or/and Pauli?
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comment Can FTL-Communication between two points in the same frame of reference break causality?
@JohnDuffield I agree with everything you've said, except for "the animation is misleading", "this is a non-answer", and "this conversation isn't dumb".
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comment Can FTL-Communication between two points in the same frame of reference break causality?
@JohnDuffield This is a dumb conversation. I say, "Supposing X, Y." Then you say, "not Y." Then I say "true, but supposing X, Y." Nothing new has been said.
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comment Best twin paradox trajectory for constant acceleration rocket?
Welcome to physics stackexchange! I think this question is a bad fit for the website at the moment, because it shows insufficient research effort. Take the equation at the end of joshphysics's post here physics.stackexchange.com/questions/75487/… and piece together three such paths, and then integrate to get the proper time, then use calculus to minimize/maximize whatever parameters you want. Start doing that, and once you get stuck at a conceptual difficulty, you can ask that question here.
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comment Can FTL-Communication between two points in the same frame of reference break causality?
@Torge I updated the diagram. Note that this is a Minkowski diagram ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minkowski_diagram ). "Outpost 1" is just a line in spacetime (ref. to the new diagram), and it can be viewed in whatever frame you want to view it in. By special rel., the laws of physics should be equivalent in all these frames.
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comment Can FTL-Communication between two points in the same frame of reference break causality?
@JohnDuffield True, and in-line with everything in my post. The question is how and why do things break when you try to wiggle special relativity around with notions of FTL communication, and that is what I am discussing.
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comment Can FTL-Communication between two points in the same frame of reference break causality?
@Torge added an illustration of the diagram I'm referring to.
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comment Can FTL-Communication between two points in the same frame of reference break causality?
@JohnDuffield on the supposition that changing your state of motion changes whether or not very-rapid communication can occur, changing your state of motion changes whether or not very-rapid communication can occur. On the supposition that very-rapid communication can occur and on the supposition that special relativity holds, you get a causality paradox which can be illustrated with a spacetime parallelogram. I need to use a reference frame/state of motion as my privileged coordinate system, else I can't define any notion of instantaneous communication between earth/alpha centauri.
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comment Can FTL-Communication between two points in the same frame of reference break causality?
@Torge the fun thing about the universe is that it doesn't care what you think is pointless or not :D I think my ** comment addresses your concerns. I'll draw a diagram to help you out.
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answered Can FTL-Communication between two points in the same frame of reference break causality?
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comment Can FTL-Communication between two points in the same frame of reference break causality?
I think this answer is bad. The OP is asking "what would known physics predict about FTL communication, and does FTL communication contradict it?" This answer doesn't address that.
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comment What is special about quantum entanglement?
possible duplicate of Quantum entanglement vs classical analogy