6th February 2008 - 10:58 PM
Thanks for the feedback.
So an observer moving with/on the object experiences a speed approaching C. I'm still confused with acceleration though. Acceleration is what we can feel, a change in speed. A car stopping or starting, or hitting the ground after free falling are all detectable. So as the observer approaches C, is time slowing down for him and remaining at a 'normal' rate for people elsewhere making it appear to them that he is reducing his speed?
I know I'm not a good communicator so I will fill you in:
I am dealing with the scenario elsewhere that gravity is indistinguishable from acceleration in a local reference frame. (Einstein's Equivalence Principle)
However, after accelerating long enough, its seems that either you would have to decelerate due to approaching C or you constant acceleration of 9.8m/s² would grow larger than C. The only scenario I can think of is that the guy sitting in this "hyper rocket" has time dilate and on the universal large scale his speed is smaller than his perception.
I also do not understand the length relationship you are discussing. If this object is a rocket, are you saying that it is physically compressed (like crushing a soda can) or that spacetime is warping? Thanks for your help.