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Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 18:07:25 +0000 (GMT)

Subject: Re: Operational scale

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On Sat, 20 Mar 1999, Donald Hosford wrote:
> Laserlight wrote:
>
> > Starting from rest, 1 gee acceleration for 24 hours yields a
distance
> > traveled of 0.25 AU, pretty close--assuming I used the right formula
(d=1/2
> > a t^2 ), setting 1gee at 10m/sec^2; and assuming my arithmetic is
right.
> >
> > (I haven't worked out when you get to relativistic speeds).
>
> I figured it out on a computer a long time ago. (back when they were
only 8
> bit...)
> At 1 gee acceleration, it takes something like 340 earth days to reach
light
> speed. I have forgotten how far you would travel by the time you
reached light
> speed.
<kof kof> "reach light speed"? if you're using a relativistic system,
you
can't reach light speed. that, i believe, is the point. i guess you mean
"reach 99% light speed", or something.
Tom
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