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Cosmic Sailing on Slippery Squares. Volume 1. James M Essig

Cosmic Sailing on Slippery Squares. Volume 1.

James M Essig

Published June 29th 2014
ISBN : 9781500365592
Paperback
96 pages
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 About the Book 

This book is the first volume of a series on the subject of astrodynamically optimized light and matter sails. Integral and differential equations as a blend of analytic and numerical expressions are presented for which relativistic time dilation andMoreThis book is the first volume of a series on the subject of astrodynamically optimized light and matter sails. Integral and differential equations as a blend of analytic and numerical expressions are presented for which relativistic time dilation and energy gain, black-body radiation approximations, and relativistic aberration are modeled in combination. Sail orientations parallel to spacecraft velocity vectors enable optimized drag coefficients and reduced sail erosion at high gamma factors. Materials of sail composition range from current laboratory grade super-materials, to white dwarf degenerate style matter, neutroniums, quarkoniums, and the like.