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The Galactic Explorer: Advanced Concepts in Relativistic Rocket Flight James M Essig

The Galactic Explorer: Advanced Concepts in Relativistic Rocket Flight

James M Essig

Published February 22nd 2013
ISBN : 9781481143950
Paperback
478 pages
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 About the Book 

This book covers various topics in relativistic rocket flight using undergraduate engineering and physics curriculum levels of mathematics. The mathematics is fairly straight forward however the procedural aspects of the space travel methods coverMoreThis book covers various topics in relativistic rocket flight using undergraduate engineering and physics curriculum levels of mathematics. The mathematics is fairly straight forward however the procedural aspects of the space travel methods cover herein are complex in nature thus meriting the inclusion of the word Advanced in the book title. Some of the concepts covered within this book may at first seem counter-intuitive. However, the reader is asked to keep an open mind in reading the subject content while being reassured that I am aware of the caveats for the respective proposed relativistic rocket applications. In fact, I have put much focus on listing and describing the caveats for the systems to work if for no other purpose than the reassure the reader of the rationality and credibility of the specific plausibility arguments provided herein. The book is largely devoid of any mention of still unverified extraterrestrial persons and other similar concepts which might otherwise detract from the scientific soundness of the plausibility arguments provided herein. Neologisms and related New Age diatribe types of pseudo-scientific prose are absent from the book. This is not to imply that I as the author am not open minded to currently unverified physical theories and the possibility of extraterrestrial civilizations suffice it to say that in order to appeal to the broader scientific and engineering community as well as the intelligent lay-person, I saw the need to completely avoid such hard to explain and verify conceptualizations. This book focuses on procedurally advanced relativistic rocket concepts with an eye toward extremely special relativistic systems that may enable travel on the galactic scale within the Milky Way Galaxy and further abroad. Most books and papers on proposed interstellar travel mechanisms either focus on extremely speculative concepts such as wormhole travel, warp drive, tachyonic or faster than light inertial travel, time travel and the like- or focus instead on systems that are mildly relativistic usually with poor acceleration performance. This book delves into some little charted territory by proposing mechanisms that may enable travel velocities in some cases almost indistinguishable from the speed of light in vacuu thereby enabling crew members from our cosmic era to travel truly cosmic distances in space and forward in time while alive and awake. In some scenarios, such extreme special relativistic inertial systems are argued as having merit over any future possibilities for wormhole travel, warp drive, and the like.