Curios Posted March 27, 2006 Share Posted March 27, 2006 I've got a question that kind of bugged me the other day. Maybe you guys can help. From what I know, information cannot be communicated at speeds faster than the speed of light because of obvious reasons.... But this scenario had me thinking What if a ridged non deformable cable was set between to neighbouring planets in space and was pulled at one end causing an instant pull at the other end of the cable. Could it be possible that this pull or "information" had traveled faster than light? I thought that maybe the flaw had to do with the wave-like pull traveling through the cable at speeds slower than that of light. But what if you have a rod instead of a cable? The reason I got a little more confused is because pulling the cable at the one end by some amount is going to displace the other end by the same amount. (Action & reaction) But will this reaction be instantaneous? Am I missing something? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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