Reply to post: Re: Definition

Halfords invents radio signals that don't travel at the speed of light

Joe W Silver badge

Re: Definition

It is not faster (in the physics sense). The signal (the ones and zeroes) travels at the same speed. There are just more of those ones and zeroes per second. The bit rate is higher...

Speed is distance divided by time. The amount you carry does not factor in. Example: two cyclists, one solo, the other with panniers and a trailer with two kids in both riding along at an easy 25 km/h. It will take them an hour to cover the 25 km to the next playground (kids in the trailer, remember?) if there are no traffic lights and no steep climbs. Both arrive at the same time. You would argue that the one carrying the kids would be faster - which is clearly not the case. That one had to work harder than the other, but they had the same speed.

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