Re: [nbos] [AS] Travel Times"Walter M. Scott III" Sat Aug 29th, 2009 >...Hello, >...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 d=1/2at**2 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. _______________________________________________ Nbossoftware mailing list
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