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*To*: starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu*Subject*: Re: starship-design: Re: FTL travel*From*: Steve VanDevender <stevev@efn.org>*Date*: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 23:18:05 -0700 (PDT)*In-Reply-To*: <36.4407306.261ecfd2@aol.com>*References*: <36.4407306.261ecfd2@aol.com>*Reply-To*: Steve VanDevender <stevev@efn.org>*Sender*: owner-starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu

STAR1SHIP@aol.com writes: > Checking my math. > if E(kinteic)=1/2MV^2 > and E=MC^2 The formula for relativistic kinetic energy with respect to velocity is: K = m * ((1 / sqrt(1 - v^2/c^2)) - 1) K = kinetic energy m = object mass v = object velocity c = speed of light K = 1/2 * m * v^2 is only a low-speed approximation. Relativistic kinetic energy grows without bound as an object approaches the speed of light. You definitely can't exceed the speed of light by approaching it from below. See pages 201 and following in the second edition of Taylor and Wheeler's _Spacetime Physics_.

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