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Re: Correction

At 11:26 AM 6/4/96, Timothy van der Linden wrote:
>Hi Kelly,
>After having stared at it for half an hour I typed that relativisitic rocket
>equation. Now I know why I couldn't believe its simplicity.
>This morning I still was thinking about it and suddenly I knew what I had
>done wrong, well not wrong, but the formula is to no use for you, since it
>only takes into account the relativistic exhaust speed and not the
>relativistic ship (Vend) speed. Since in your calculations Vexh is hardly
>relativistic the formula is completely useless.
>To derive the right equation, would take a while, maybe Rex has it by hand?
>CU, Timothy

Ah.  Good point.  Thanks for the follow up.



Kelly Starks                       Internet: kgstar@most.fw.hac.com
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Magnavox Electronic Systems Company
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