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18.3 Distant Spaceflight
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Dennis Thompson
I don't see how you got (1+10^18) onto the left side in going from the second form of equation to the third.
Dennis Thompson
I don't see how you got (1+10^18) onto the left side in going from the second form of the equation to the third.
Martin Spina
I love this course and I understand it, and see the logic, nonetheless I find it fascinating that if another ship travelling in the opposite direction at much slower speed, they will of course say the distance and travel time is different than their space-travelling counterparts, even when crossing one another in a very close fly-by. This seems to imply that space can be severely ‘distorted’, for the lack of a better word, in one very local space, dependent upon the traveller’s speed/perspective, which says something very interesting about space existing in multiple configurations simultaneously. I guess it is not distortion, but more perspective being in the eye of the beholder. Incredible.
Martin Spina
Sorry, double post.
Martin Spina
He put c^2 as a common denominator on the right hand side, then brought the 10^18 x v^2, with sign change to the left hand side =, factoring out V^2 from both terms now on the left hand side. What remains on the right hand side is (c^2)x10^18.
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