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Old October 22 2011, 02:12 AM   #46
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Re: Mass, volume, and Warpdrive question.

The previous entries John O and Christopher are exploring what accelerating to warp speed might be. This is either using a large Newtonian vector and coupling it with quantum warp mechanics the other was to make a velocity vector and engage it with warp mechanics. Either way, John O is saying a large motor would be required. Lets say you have a small ship that specializes it carrying cargo with a high specific gravity. He is saying the '0' effected bubble that lies in the center of the sub-space field would have to be larger- which requires more specialized machinery.
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Old October 22 2011, 03:14 AM   #47
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Re: Mass, volume, and Warpdrive question.

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Incidentally, Trek always did this (probably without knowing why), as you'd generally have to be at impulse to go to warp, you couldn't just go to warp from standstill.
There was "Peak Performance" where the Hathaway jumped into warp to escape being blown up by the E-D's photon torpedoes. It would be an instance of going to warp from a standstill. Come to think of it, there are times where the Enterprise is being held still by a tractor beam and they attempt to flee by powering away with the warp engines. Not sure how that would be accounted for an alcubierre style drive.
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Old October 22 2011, 08:48 AM   #48
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Re: Mass, volume, and Warpdrive question.

Warp drives create a sub-space field around the ship. This allows for faster than light travel because the same laws of physics do not apply to sub-space as they do to space. That is all.
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