goring
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goring asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

cold sound be made to move at the speed of light?

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  • D g
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    break down what sound is

    sound is the motion of particles in a substance .. 

    to have sound move at speed of sound the particles must be moving fast..

    since no particle can move  speed of light ..

    it follows that sound cant move at speed of light

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No is the short answer.

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  • 1 month ago

    Very broadly speaking, yes. Very broadly.

    As "sound" is a compression wave in a medium, and "light" is an electromagnetic wave in or outside a medium, all you need is to find a medium in which the speed of light is the same as the speed of sound. Which you usually would not achieve through speeding up the sound, but through slowing down the light. And that is a reasonably active research area: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_light

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  • 1 month ago

    Indirectly, yes. For example, radio broadcasts pass information, like sound, at the speed of light.

    • dogsafire
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Good one. I hadn't considered that angle

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    not a question.

    goring trying to wreck both science and language now

    • .Jerry.
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Hello Zirp.  Please go back under my question and explain yourself more thoroughly.  I want to know exactly what you're referencing there with your comment.
      Thanks.

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  • 1 month ago

    No, it is never possible to make sound move with the speed of light. For that matter, not only sound, no material object in nature can be made to move with the speed of light.

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  • 1 month ago

    "cold sound be made to move at the speed of light?"

    If it could, then it would be light.  The differentiation between sound and light IS  the speed.

    ... OK, there's that photon thing, but as a general principle the speed is everything,

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    • .Jerry.
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Uh huh.  Please explain.  I'm all ears now.

      I'm going to want to know exactly what this stuff you are stating is, that my audio engineer instructors left out.

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