Breaching The Light Barrier

Volume 2

by James Essig



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 26/08/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 173835
ISBN : 9781664127203

About the Book

Volume 2 provides a detailed mathematically philosophical study of the kinematics, thermodynamics, and topological aspects of light-speed travel at variously infinite Lorentz factors. The book further explores faster-than-light travel in some fascinating detail especially velocities of travel that would be ever so slightly faster than light so as to not result in causality issues and remain true to the spirit of Special Relativity. Numerous degrees of kinematic freedom are explored for which each degree of freedom is associated with a light-speed component of motion. The author provides much whimsical content affirming that inertial travel at the speed of light may enable vastly more far-ranging travel itineraries than any superluminal warp drives or wormhole travel may enable.

About the Author

I have been a science author and interstellar propulsion researcher for about 8 years now. I became really hooked on the interstellar travel theme after responding to a thread on a popular website about interstellar travel about 11 years ago and received a very warm welcome from the site administrator . At that time, I knew I was destined to become seriously involved in this exciting field of research. My love of interstellar travel had its genesis in my childhood. Through most of my elementary school age years, I was a shy kid but one who was far from the stereotypical reserved nerdy geek. My grade school report cards where generally good but where far from the straight A cards that the academically focused students would receive. I had a very personal dream, however, that motivated me to get through the often boring school days. This dream is that for an unbounded future of human interstellar space-flight. My infatuation with manned space exploration began early in grade school, fueled by the Apollo Space Program and lunar landings and the promise of manned missions to distant planets in the not-so-distant future. It seemed as though by the 1980s, we would definitely be sending humans on Martian exploratory missions. My interest in manned space travel waned a bit during the late 1970s through the mid-1990s, but picked up again after I had read a book on real world potential interstellar travel methods based mainly on known and well established physics.