Full Impulse Speed

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Full Impulse Speed
Variable Instructions Datatype
`(t)"Time traveling at Impulse Speed"` Enter the time traveling at Impulse Speed Decimal (h)
`(i)"Impulse Factor"` Enter real number between 0 and 1. Decimal
Type
Equation
Category
Sciences->Astronomy
Contents
2 variables
Rating
Copied from
ID
vCalc.Full Impulse Speed
UUID
165c2e74-d75a-11e6-9770-bc764e2038f2

The Impulse Speed calculator translates Impulse 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:

  • (t) Time travelling at Impulse Speed
  • (i) Impulse Factor

The calculator returns the distance travelled.  

The Math

Impluse Speed is a multiple of a fixed sub-light speed (¼ C).  The formula for velocity using impulse speed is as follows:

              Distance = i • 0.25 • C • t

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.