It's pretty much been done already.
Ell Donsaii series (12 books) about a girl with an accelerated nervous system. I liked it, but have never found anyone who has read it.
Deals with the social, political, and scientific implications of a superior human (at a pretty juvenile level, I'll admit)...
You can pick anything you want for a second, hopefully a nice round number of some physical phenomena. But, it doesn't need to be a round decimal number. Maybe hex or some other base?
Pick any number of days to be a month, any number of months to be a year. No reason to tie it to any planetary...
I think it safe to assume the original post was indicating that the sea floors were different, and that sea level was "essentially" equal all over earth.
Are you assuming the same total mass or the same geometry as "real earth". If it is the same geometry, then the mass would be different, so...
It is very difficult to shock an insulated person without two points of contact. Say a person some distance away standing on top of a car which is insulated by its tires.
Or a person right next to you standing on thick glass. In order to kill someone, current needs to pass through their body...
distance = 1/2 (a) (t^2)
t = time
a = acceleration of gravity = 9.81 m/s
distance = 287m
t = sqrt (287/(9.81/2)) =7.64 seconds in a vacuum
velocity = a * t = 7.64 * 9.81 = 75 meters/sec ( terminal velocity for a body in air is 56m/sec and takes 12 seconds, so this is wrong for a real fall in...
This timeline gives some good references of what has happened in the last 5 billion years.
Continental drift would be beyond significant.
Check this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldest_dated_rocks
First you have to find old rocks, and then they have to somehow contain life signs from 5...
Pretty much everything you said shows you have no understanding of what magnetism is and how it can be utilized. Great hand waving, though. But not precise enough for even a hard SF novel.
But, if you need more help with f=ma, etc or the rocket equations, feel free to ask.
I was keying on your statement
"According to my math, we have the technology right this very minute to send probes to the nearest stars and they would get there before 2075"
What non-mass ejecting technology that we have right now were you referring to?
Sounds like you are having fun with this. Nice script you built.
You are forgetting that kinetic energy = 1/2 MV^2. Saying you are providing thrust is one thing, but where will that energy come from.
Maybe you are also forgetting that you must carry your fuel that provides the thrust. You...
There are some issues that are caused by your intuitive thinking and experiences that are not really how things work (a very common thing).
pounds is a unit of force, not mass. On Earth it is the force 0.453 Kg exerts on the ground due to gravity. It is correct to give thrust in pounds. 1...
Its mass is its weight on Earth converted to Kg. You got that number (54431 Kg) correct but called it "weight".
Weight and mass are funny things. Mass is constant regardless of gravity. 1Kg on Earth is 1Kg on the moon (always measured with a Balance against a reference). The same is not...
distance = velocity X time
If you know any 2, you can solve for the third
velocity = acceleration X time
distance = 1/2 acceleration X time X time
If acceleration is constant, this tells you how far you have gone
force = mass X...
I'm not sure why you find this so difficult, or even why you need to ask. Just look at the curriculum at various colleges and be imaginative.
I'd say take a world, put it in a shell, and pump up the atmospheric pressure :) Or, do a Titan/Demon/Wizard (Varley) world with high pressure. Or cheat and just say the atmospheric density is high because of a high density of attractons..
One place to look is in online physics lectures. Lots of meaningful, and full, whiteboards.
There are notes for his Quantum Entanglement course here...
I think creatures would always, in a sort of semi paranoid way, attribute observed changes to intellegent otherwordly influences. That is, if they were intelligent enough to have the obsession that everything had to have a meaning or explainable cause. If they were oblivious to the sky by...