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PHYSICS AND STAR TREK
One of my pastimes involves attempting to come up with fictional
explanations for the "science" in various science fiction
entertainment (especially Star Trek) given what we know about physics
today. The selections presented here offer two such attempts.
Choose one to learn more about it.
Relativity and FTL Travel
The "Relativity and FTL Travel" FAQ is a solid, easy to follow introduction
to relativity combined with a discussion of the problems
and implications of faster-than-light travel.
You can click to the left to jump to the main Relativity and FTL Travel
You can also use the Quick Navigation panel to the left to jump
straight to any part of the FAQ. Select "Other Versions" in that panel
to read about the various versions (e.g. plain text) in which the FAQ
is a fictional account of how subspace and warp might be
imagined to work while still allowing for such things as momentum and