Friday, 8 April 2016
"'Total delta v of about two and a half c, Newtonian regime. Customarily, during the war, they'd boost to one-half c...they'd strike and return with the extra half light-speed available for high-powered maneuvers in between.'"
(Man-Kzin Wars III, pp. 220-221)
How much does the layman understand?
v is velocity;
c is light speed;
v for material bodies has to be lower than c in relativistic space;
however, higher values of c can exist in mathematics, e.g., e = mc2;
so, if delta v can be two and a half c, then what is delta v?;
we can google but cannot understand the Wiki article which, at a superficial glance, does not seem to explain delta v's higher than c.
I am not about to pursue this issue further. However, Anderson fans with scientific training might be able to help.