Compendium on Light-Speed Travel

by James M. Essig



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/23/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 7300
ISBN : 9781514489291

About the Book

This book provides highly speculative but whimsical concepts on the subject of light-speed travel. Much unconventional mathematics is included in the presentation. Prospects of attaining light-speed in spacecraft are considered as ideals of what current paradigm physics permits at the mathematical level. Thus, it is understood that many of the speculations made herein are, if nothing else, offered as ideals or guideposts our distant descendants can use as a road map or cosmic goal to work toward.

About the Author

Before embarking on a new career as a freelance starship propulsion researcher and science writer, I worked as an inventor. With my brother, John, we coinvented and obtained numerous US 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.