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RELATIVITY AND FTL TRAVEL

The "Relativity and FTL Travel" FAQ was created mainly for the rec.arts.startrek.tech newsgroup. Much of it contains solid information about relativity (written mainly for the lay-person), while one important part discusses why relativity tends to forbid faster than light travel. It explains why no fictional and/or theoretical idea for FTL Travel can itself get around both the problems discussed without "special provisions".

The "Introduction to the FAQ" will give much more information about the FAQ and its various parts. Be sure to check it out so you can decide which parts of the FAQ you might actually want to read/download.

If you are interested in other information concerning relativity, be sure to check out the Usenet Relativity FAQ.

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As of now, this FAQ is available in these formats: HTML, HTML without gifs, plain text, LaTeX, and the corresponding postscript file. Below is information and links to each of these versions:



Version Links and Information

HTML:


This is the main version of the FAQ in HTML complete with useful color graphics and plenty of convenient enter-document links.


Intro


Part I Part II


Part III Part IV

HTML (no gifs):


In this HTML version, the graphics are all ASCII. This allows for faster access, but the reader will have to do without the more detailed and explanatory color graphics.


Intro


Part I Part II


Part III Part IV

Plain Text:


This is a simple, ascii version of the FAQ ready for printing or reading on an ascii-only screen.


Intro


Part I Part II


Part III Part IV

LaTeX Version:


A LaTeX version of this FAQ is now available. Everything you need can be downloaded in one ~190k, tarred, gzipped, and uuencoded file.





ftl.tex(~190k).




Postscript Version:


This is the type-set postscript file created from the LaTeX version of the FAQ. It is gzipped and uuencoded and can be downloaded in one ~430k file.





ftl.ps (~430k).




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