From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: (urth) Re: gy=c Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 12:51:11 -0000 ----- Original Message ----- From: > A question. > > The Whorl of the Long Sun produces a facsimilie of gravity through spin. > Otherwise when we see it there is no other acceleration. Is there (and I > ask because I can't remember) any mention of how the Whorl behaved when > traveling? No mention. A good equation to remember for astrogation is gy = c If you accelerate at 1 gravity for 1 year you reach the speed of light - or would if not for relativistic effects. I doubt the Loganstone could manage more an 1/100 g acceleration. Even that would "raise" the front end miles above the back end, in effect. It's a big problem, but it is not a significantly bigger problem for a round trip. Maybe it was cone shaped? hartshorn --