|The Star Trek universe neglects relativistic effects.
Time has the same rate for both fixed and moving objects.
the original Classic Star Trek series, the warp equation
is generally accepted to be:
V = C * W3
C -- the speed of light ~3 x 108 meters per second.
W -- the warp factor
V -- velocity through space
Trek: The Next Generation, the generally accepted warp scale has
changed. Warp 10 is infinite speed that cannot be reached. Here the
following is used for the warp equation:
V = C * W3.3333 + f(W)
f(W) = -0.5 log10(10 - W), if 9.0 < W <= 10.0
f(W) = 0, otherwise
will agree on this definition. However, it has the advantages of being
both simple and elegent.
© 2004, Stephen R. Schmitt