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On instantaneous propagation of low-frequency signals in short transmission lines
  • Steffen Kühn
Steffen Kühn

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One of the basic assumptions of physics is that information cannot be transferred more rapidly than light. If one equates information with data, then information transfer is a process in which data are transmitted between two remote locations. According to this basic principle, the transmission process should require an appropriate amount of time so that the distance between these locations divided by the needed time does not exceed the speed of light in a vacuum. However, it is technologically feasible to transmit a voice message, music, or any bit sequence at a low bit rate between locations separated by hundreds of meters, with almost no loss of time. Herein, we demonstrate that this behavior most likely does not contradict special relativity, and we explain this phenomenon based on a model of a superconducting cable.