24th April 2008 - 01:06 AM
QUOTE (sleeper+Apr 6 2008, 03:30 PM)
Yes, I have found that what I think are tachyons definitely are directional, like particles. So you have to set up along the tachyon's path in order to detect them. To do that you really have to be the one generating them or be incredibly lucky, beyond all reason lucky. I suppose like detecting certain sub-atomic particles you could set up a detector that should discover something you expect to happen and wait, maybe forever, in some dark cave. I am asking you guys if there is a way to do that, yes, but also a way to empirically detect tachyons when you know they are there, generated by the experimenter.
OK, sleeper...wake up...
Here's a good site (wikipedia) for the basics on the energy/ momentum relations for tacs....
..and a great video image of what you'd see if it was comin' at ya.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachyon
24th April 2008 - 12:51 PM
QUOTE (sleeper+Apr 6 2008, 10:30 AM)
I am asking you guys if there is a way to do that, yes, but also a way to empirically detect tachyons when you know they are there, generated by the experimenter.
If you already know that they are there, then there's no need to detect them.
Of course, in order to know they were there, you'd need to detect them.
So you want to detect tachyons that you've already detected.
That's easy, just look at the display panel of whatever instrument you used to detect them in the first place....
You don't seem to get the point, we must detect them before we can produce them. Besides which, who's to say the whole universe isn't flooded with them?
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