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Thanks for your feedback.I'm notsayingthere are any transverse forces! What I'm saying is that you're using thetransverse massm = M[T] (in normal notation, [itex]m = m_0 \gamma[/itex]) instead of thelongitudinal massm = M[T]^3 (in normal notation, [itex]m = m_0 \gamma^3[/itex]). Your force is along the direction of motion so you should be using the longitudinal mass.

I took the existing spreadsheet and changed the relativistic mass multiplier from [T] to [T]^3. (third-power). With that computation made on some 30,000 intervals for t, the total time sum jumps to a very large value of 7,967.1 days (86,400 seconds/ day). The arc sine function solution is on the order of 539.8 days. Before [T] was changed, the spreadsheet matched the arc sine solution. Both solutions are made at 99.9% of c.

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