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Why is the rest mass of a photon zero? Doesn't this violate the law of conservation of mass?
Quote from: Adnan Nasir on 26/01/2010 15:30:03Why is the rest mass of a photon zero? Doesn't this violate the law of conservation of mass?That law is not valid in physics.
Curious question, if I accelerate a charged particle with respect to me it emits radiation. If I accelerate along with the accelerated charged particle does it still emit radiation with respect to me? I would think not but would like to hear others response.
Geez, you are right but since Adnan's question has been answered I thought it would be alright to discuss a related question.yor, an accelerated charged particle radiating should not be in doubt since it has been proven over and over again. Suppose we put a detector in the G machine at NASA and get it up to say 12G's would it detect radiation? I don't think so and if it doesn't that means radiating particles obey the laws of general relativity which I find extremely interesting.