Re: [nbos] [AS] Travel Times
"Walter M. Scott III"
Sat Aug 29th, 2009


>...I am trying to figure out some travel times at slower than light.

>...Anyone know of any easy way to compute these times?

>...For example, a sleeper ship that is going from earth to 61 Cygni.
Assuming acceleration of 3/4 Gs, I was just trying to figure out how
long it would take to travel.

-Doug Jessee

This is a bit hard to write in plain text, but


Where d=distance, a= acceleration, t= time **2 means squared

So, solve for time:

t=root(2d/a) where root means the square root

Now, you are going to accelerate for 1/2 the distance, then decelerate
for the second half, so you use half the distance, then multiply x 2 for
the total time. Watch your units of measure! BUT, this does not take
relativistic effects into account.

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