# Re: Summarry of the momentum wars and idea.

```Kevin C. Houston writes:
> the "momentum" happens every second, so it's actually an acelleration.

That won't get you out of conservation of momentum.  The system
must change momentum per unit time to equal the amount of

> many structures (static tho they be) resist continuous acceleration all
> the time by providing opposing compressive or tensile forces

The opposing forces are some finite amount of energy that is
does not absorb any more energy.

If a static structure had to dissipate energy continuously to
remain standing, where would such energy come from?  Why doesn't
your house fall down?  Where are the batteries?

> rocket equation units should have units of Kg/sec, because that is a mass
> flow rate.

The equation I was talking about:

Me=G*(Ms+Mf) * gamma/(Ve *C)

where
Ve is exhaust Velocity expressed as a fraction of C.
Me is Exhaust Mass.
Ms is ship's Mass.
Mf is Reaction Mass.
G  is ship's acceleration.
gamma is SQRT(1 - Ve^2

It is inconsistent since it has units of mass on the left, units
of mass/time on the right.

```