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Generation Spaceships by I. E. Lester

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:04 am    Post subject: Generation Spaceships by I. E. Lester Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:05 am    Post subject: The acceleration times are badly wrong Reply with quote

It doesn't take anywhere near 'days' for a constant 10g acceleration to reach 59000 km/h, nor 'months' to reach 5%c at 1g.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:36 pm    Post subject: Calculations apology Reply with quote

Dear Anonymous Pedant,

You are quite correct in this, and thanks for not being scathing in pointing it out.

When I originally wrote this article I was basing this part of the text on gradual accelerations to near light speed. The figures mentioned were caculated on this basis.

As the article developed I tied this section into previous sections of the text (Voyager and Methods of Propulsion) and changed the text, but failed to change the duration calculations.

In this changed paragraphs I should have changed these to minutes (for 10g) and a matter of days for the 1g.

I have corrected the article in my files accordingly...

I.E.
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