Warp Speed

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Equation / Last modified by Administrator on 2017/01/10 17:28
`velocity = `
Warp Speed
Variable Instructions Datatype
`(w) "Warp Factor"` Decimal
Type
Equation
Category
vCommons
Contents
1 variables
Rating
ID
KurtHeckman.Warp Speed
UUID
d51bed24-175e-11e4-b7aa-bc764e2038f2

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 = warp3 • 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.