God-mod wrote:This is not a scientific theory or anything, but what if you could make an object stop moving entirely, stop the electrons from spinning, everything, no motion whatsoever, not even on the scale of a single quark moving. What would happen?
(Yes, I know that it is impossible for an objet not to move AT ALL)
It is not possible, electrons are attracted to protons, if they stop moving they fall inward and collide with the nucleus. The resulting electron capture generates neutral particles instead of charged ones.
On a more fundamental level, shorter wavelengths correspond to higher energies. Since electrons exhibit wave-particle behavior it would take an infinite amount of energy to make the wavelength zero for any time greater than zero (instantaneous localization of a particle is possible, but this is a "snapshot" of the particle, it does not remain in that location for any length of time)
According to the Lorentz time dilation equation as you approach the speed of light your local time slows down. If you hit light speed you achieve a scenario where local time is stopped. Since acceleration is dV/dt, you can have no change in velocity if your time "value" cannot change. That means that whatever means you used to reach relativistic speed becomes less effective as you approach light speed, and has zero force at light speed. Once you hit the speed of light the rest of your journey passes instantaneously and at a constant speed. You cannot change direction or velocity unless you happen to hit a region where spacetime is heavily distorted and changes it for you.
The equation returns an imaginary number when velocity exceeds the speed of light. This is not
a negative number and does not imply any sort of time travel. Since no object or particle has ever been observed to exceed the speed of light the significance of a negative time dilation value is unknown. (if it has any meaning at all).
This is of course ignoring the effect of relativistic speed on mass, which also imply infinite energy consumption (due to infinite mass) as you approach light speed with a mass greater than zero.