Accession Number:

ADA094529

Title:

Faster-than-Light Particles: A Review of Tachyon Characteristics.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

This report documents an analytical prediction of some of the characteristics which presently undiscovered faster-than-light sub-atomic particles called tachyons must possess if they are to exist without violating the Theory of Special Relatively. A brief review of necessary concepts from the Special Theory is included so that the reader might more readily understand the reasoning as it is developed. Necessary, but not all, characteristics of tachyons are then identified and presented. Finally, an interesting potential relationship between tachyons and anti-gravity is discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE