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Space Travel

  1. Jul 18, 2014 #1
    Suppose I have a space ship that can accelerate to c in one month of acceleration/deceleration of month and I want to travel to Andromeda. From my frame of reference wouldn't my total travel time be two months?
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  3. Jul 18, 2014 #2
    No material object can accelerate to c, it can only get close to c.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2014
  4. Jul 18, 2014 #3

    Filip Larsen

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    You may want to see The Relativistic Rocket [1] for details on how to calculate this and what the results are.

    [1] http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Relativity/SR/rocket.html [Broken]
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  5. Jul 18, 2014 #4


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    Assuming this means "very, very close to c": 1 month in which system? For the ship: then sure. For earth? Then the ship will experience even less time.
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