portal. . WHAT THE HAPPENS WHEN... turret / tsta.. How I feel whenever I see something related to science hungry
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#48 - nucularwar (05/27/2013) [-]
How I feel whenever I see something related to science
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#38 - wolfmac (05/27/2013) [-]
This is what ******* happens when you let physicists play video games and go on the internet.
User avatar #35 - Mebeshe (05/27/2013) [-]
You'd open a hole in the universe and summon Cuthulu.
#26 - muckyducky ONLINE (05/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Here's my take on how to mathematically make sense of this:

First case is rather simple: we model the situation by transforming the space locally around the portals into a curved manifold where the positions of the two portals is a single point. We can make the transformation so that any singularities created by the transformation is in the far field of the system and therefore any vector fields are fully analytic everywhere in the region of interest.

Now we have a loop of some sort in this manifold. And a quick calculation shows that the gravitational field should also be loopy (that or I got my numbers wrong). Given the way the loops are set out initially, the gravitational field is continuous through the portal point, and so should accelerate. It and even if the portals started in different orientation wrt the gravitation field (ie we get some a discontinuity), we can just do a Gaussian Integral around the point

The model becomes kinda strained in the second example. Our manifold now continuously deforms. But nothing in the local space continuously deforms except maybe the rod.

Now instead if we consider our original space as some sort of complex space that is everywhere zero except along the rod, with singularities at the portals, and do a contour integral of sorts around the rod acting as a branch cut connecting the two singularities. Then as long as the nature of the singularity of the portal does not change (as in our small loop integral around the portals yields the same result regardless of the position of the portals), we should find that the overall length of the rod decreases. This lets us ignore what actually happens at the portals. So since we have zero loss of actual material, the rod is compressed.

And as for the 3rd situation, I think I agree with most people that the rod is cut when the portal changes.
#42 - solitaryweasel (05/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Why do people keep coming up with paradoxes if the original premise does not make sense? You can make any weird 			****		 happen if the original premise is wrong.
Why do people keep coming up with paradoxes if the original premise does not make sense? You can make any weird **** happen if the original premise is wrong.
#52 to #42 - akimbobears (05/27/2013) [-]
It's called a thought experiment you Philistine. Welcome to philosophy.
User avatar #69 - akneegrow (05/27/2013) [-]
The other ones are cool to think about, but portals can not be placed on a moving surface. Once the surface moves, the portal disappears.
#67 - paradoxpoetic (05/27/2013) [-]
A) If they are vertically aligned as in the image, it would accelerate downwards. gravity is affecting it still.
B) You would be unable to move the orange portal's location, as you would essentially be trying to squeeze the rod together.
C) The rod has a finite length. Chances are, upon moving the portal it would either slice the rod off where the orange portal used to be, or seriously damage the solder and break the link.
User avatar #62 - fortunesnowman ONLINE (05/27/2013) [-]
Portals can't be moved while solid matter is going through them, and even then only if it's side to side, not forward and back.
User avatar #50 - forfucksakes (05/27/2013) [-]
C) If you are just moving the portal by sliding it over you would just bend or snap the rod.\
#74 - alchemicfreak (05/27/2013) [-]
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User avatar #64 - dagramcraka ONLINE (05/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
portals disappear if the surface its placed on moves.
#63 - kaarle (05/27/2013) [-]
DJ 4DM1N, I'm scared...
#51 - rollontrolling (05/27/2013) [-]
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#44 - fjyunofrontpage (05/27/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Wouldn't it be impossible for the two ends to meet since they're moving in the same direction at the same speed?
User avatar #24 - Turmoil (05/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
A and B, the prod would either crumple as the portals fell towards each other (which is the most likely scenario) or the portals would stay in place, I go with the crumple because basically you're putting a near infinite amount of force into the rod.

C) The closing of the original portal in order to open it on a different surface would sever the rod at the wall meaning you now have a single, rod with two ends.
User avatar #7 - gilliam (05/26/2013) [+] (4 replies)
This is why
1) in portal you can't move portals, they dissapate when the surface is moved.

2) i personally think there'd be a gravity free tunnel inbetween two portalws, because else it would violate the laws of energy transformation and conservation.
The tunnel would also bend from on to another portal even if they're not directly above each other.
#3 - anonymous (05/26/2013) [+] (7 replies)
A) it will accelarate up to a a point where the friction heat simply melts the rod
B) either break the rod since multiple atoms will collide and then A or simply A just way faster
C) rod is no longer infinite
User avatar #5 to #3 - mouthwash (05/26/2013) [-]
A) is incorrect. Perhaps in a vacuum this would be possible, but Google terminal velocity. The pipe would reach a certain speed and not pass it.
#65 - bogsrin (05/27/2013) [-]
Ok, the only plausible one is A. B implies that is force involved between the two planes. C implies that their is an infinite amount of pipe. Their is no way to know the gravity acting on the piece of pipe being welded..... I think. Maybe.
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