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A Corbomite Manuevar

  1. Mar 11, 2006 #1
    James T. Kirk twice bluffed that the USS Enterprise was equipped twith a corbomite devise that automatically sends a pulse of energy that equals the force put on it. But thats besides the point :P

    I have a problem that asks me to find [itex]\phi_0[/itex] on Earth via headlight effect.

    I already have found the equation:
    cos([itex]\phi[/itex]) = (cos([itex]\phi[/itex]')+ u/c) / (1 + (u* cos([itex]\phi[/itex]')/c))

    Do I simply solve for [itex]\phi[/itex] as [itex]\phi_0[/itex], or is there some equation for headlight effects? My book and my notes only have a mention of headlight effect, that I can find.
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  3. Mar 11, 2006 #2
    I'm an Engineer not a Doctor!

    Okay, I figured it out.

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