Igor's Special Relativity lecture notes for 1st-year Physics and Astronomy at Curtin University

Interactive Minkowski Diagram

The search for tachyons - faster than light particles

J R Prescott, J. Phys. G: Nucl Phys 2 261 (1976)
Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
An apparently significant result in an experiment to search for tachyons in the interval of time immediately preceding the arrival of air showers of energy greater than 1015 eV has been reported by Clay and Crouch (see Nature, vol.248, p.28 of 1974). Several similar experiments have been completed, all of which have yielded null results. The original data of Clay and Crouch have been re-examined and it is shown that an artifact of the apparatus was contributing to the original, apparently significant, result.

Photoelectric effect animation and explanation.



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