GRED: Scissor vertex speed

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Can the vertex of a scissors move faster than the speed of light?

Yes, I have no problem with that.
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No, it is physical, and nothing physical can move faster than the speed of light.
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Total votes: 395

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RJN
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GRED: Scissor vertex speed

Post by RJN » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:37 pm

GRED: Guess the Result of the Experiment of the Day: Scissors Vertex Speed

Can the vertex of a scissors move faster than the speed of light?

Please do NOT post any answers or comments with spoilers here. Answers and comments with spoilers are encouraged in GRED Answer post here: http://asterisk.apod.com/vie ... 30&t=19964 . Please check back there later -- what I believe to be the correct answer will be posted there a few days after this initial post.

Comments or questions here -- without spoilers -- are OK. In particular, questions about the experimental setup are OK.

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Re: GRED: Scissor vertex speed

Post by makc » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:46 am

Seing vote results, I think this quote would be useful:
RJN wrote:By vertex, I am indeed referring to the point at which the blades meet.