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Old February 1 2014, 08:51 PM   #17
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Re: Cause and Effect (??)

Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
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combined with the tractor beam
The thing is the tractor beam was not used
You are correct sir, the tractor beam wasn't used in the successful avoidance of the Boseman, my mistake.

And there's not enough air in the main shuttle bay to move the mass of the Enterprise out of the way and certainly not in any meaningful rate to push the ship out of the way in time.
Given the dimensions of the main shuttle bay door and assuming that there is sea level pressure in the flight deck, initially there would be over six thousand tonnes of force.

Newton's third law of motion. The Enterprise is expelling matter aft, generating propulsion force forward.

The bottom of the Boseman's starboard warp nacelle raked the top of the Enterprise's starboard nacelle, the Enterprise would not have had to of moved very far to avoid the collision.

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