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*To*: Timothy van der Linden <TLG.van.der.Linden@tip.nl>*Subject*: starship-design: Re: Calculations involving self-powered relativistic spaceflight*From*: A West <andrew@hmm.u-net.com>*Date*: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 08:03:17 +0000*Cc*: starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu*Reply-To*: A West <andrew@hmm.u-net.com>*Sender*: owner-starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu

OK, last letter about this :) Now that I finally got some more time, I had a proper look at your page, and there's one or two things I want to ask you :) I can do most of the maths on the page (not too hot on integration though :), but there is something I'm not sure of: What does exp mean - it follows an integration a couple of times.. is something to do with e^x? How would you go about calulating the Fuel Factor for a conventional rocket? I don't know what the reaction is, but if I did, I could work it out for myself, but I can't find the reaction anywhere :) Anti-Proton catalysed fission: seeing as how it releases 16 neutrons instead of 2, I don't suppose I can just multiply the energy released by 8 to work out the fuel factor? And lastly: do you know of any links to anything to do with plasma engines in general? I can only find information on specific types on engine, and I was looking for something more generalised... Also, I have converted that Pascal program into C++ if you want a copy - I like to do things myself to see how they work properly :) Andrew West

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