The Relativistic Rocketeer

Volume 4

by James Essig



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 24/01/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 11082
ISBN : 9781524577100

About the Book

This book provides numerous formulations for the many specific examples of propulsion modes included within. Interstellar travel at the highly relativistic velocities contemplated in this book and, in some cases, extreme vehicle masses, is still a very controversial subject, but nonetheless, a highly mathematized and intelligible subject. My hope and intention is to thus clearly inspire and show the reader the plausibility of the concepts by providing the reader with proper evidence through his or her inspection of the formulas and concepts included in the computations.

About the Author

Before embarking on a new career as a free-lance starship propulsion researcher and science writer, I worked as an inventor. With my brother, John, we co-invented and obtained numerous U.S. patents, several dealing with various forms of resource harnessing apparatus. With such serious but small scale research and development efforts, I had developed a renewed appreciation for the power of the Sun, and by corollary, the tremendous power of the cosmos including the cosmic energy source of nuclear fusion, the power that literally runs the stars. I hold Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from George Mason University and have completed several graduate level courses in physics and mathematics.