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# Warp Speed

Variable | Instructions | Datatype |
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`(w) "Warp Factor"` | Decimal |

KurtHeckman.Warp Speed

The **Warp Speed** calculator translates Warp Speed into common velocity units such as miles per hour. This calculation is based on the fictional series Star Trek. However, it is a useful (exponential) scale for measuring speed in relationship to astronomical distances.**INSTRUCTIONS:** Enter the following:

- (
**w**) Warp Factor

The calculator returs the velocity associated with the warp speed in miles per hour. However, this can be automatically converted to other velocity units via the pull-down menu.

### The Math

Warp Speed is an exponential scale. The formula for velocity using warp speed is as follows:

Velocity = warp^{3} • C

where C is the speed of light: 186,000 miles per second.

You can use Warp Speeds in calculating the time to travel from Earth to parts of the galaxy by clicking **ASTRO TRAVEL TIME**.

**Warp Speed**, references 1 equation/constant.

**Equations and Constants **