How the conservation of charge can lead to a faster-than-c effect: A simple example
- Authors: R. Y. Chiao
- (Submitted on 3 Dec 2010)
- Starting from the continuity equation and Ohm's law, it is demonstrated that electrons incident upon the center of a copper sphere will reappear instantly on the surface of the sphere. Consequences of such superluminal phenomena for general relativity will be discussed.
- “To sum up, charge conservation leads to situations in which causal, faster-than-c effects can occur. At the quantum level of description, such effects can lead to causally superluminal charge and mass currents inside matter.”
- Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1012.0797