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Re: Need Physics Help!

From: "Richard Slattery" <richard@m...>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 23:33:04 +0000
Subject: Re: Need Physics Help!

On 15 Jul 98 at 22:27, Mikko Kurki-Suonio wrote:

> Oh, I forgot to mention: If you have thrust anywhere near the levels
> needed for FT style combat manuevers, planetary gravitation becomes
> a non-issue -- it's effect is about the same as a small rounding
> error. 

.. you may have missed an earlier thread... 

Taking the 15 minute turn/1,000km per move unit scale, full thrust 
ships have a puny thrust of a 1/4g to 1/8g per thrust point, so 
gravity really sucks. <yes! I worked that pun in at last>
Of course, if you change the scales it changes everything. I'm 
heading for 7,500km per move unit to give about 1g per thrust point.
Richard Slattery
The trouble with America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to
prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy. 
     Louis Kronenberger

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