Gravity Wave Rockets. Volume 9.
We have all heard of rockets. All of us have seen the beautiful launches of the Saturn V rockets and later, the Space Shuttles. We've see images of drones firing Hell-Fire missiles on a regular basis such as from Predator and Reaper unmanned drones. We even see rockets for celebration, which here in the States, is usually on July 4, beginning at about 9:30 PM. However, relatively few persons know the difference between an ion rocket and a chemical combustion rocket. Even fewer persons are aware of the concept of a fission rocket or a fusion rocket. Most folks will likely believe that a matter-antimatter rocket has something to do with Star Trek and Warp Drive when in actuality, such rockets are simply forms of reactionary propulsion that operate on analogous principles to the rockets we see on a daily basis such as in news reports of the ongoing conflicts in Middle East. Among physicists, relatively few will have taken the time to contemplate neutrino rockets, and even fewer will have gone the further step of contemplating gravitational wave or gravitational radiation rockets. Ah! Gravitational Rockets! A general relativistic form of good old fashioned rocketry! The latter is the subject of this book.
- Paperback | 166 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 9.65mm | 272.15g
- 09 Jun 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations