Physics in Science Fiction

The following is a "slides and notes" version of a talk, written and presented to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Physics Students by Andrew E. Love Jr, a long-standing subscriber, and frequent contributor, to the Larry Niven mail list.

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I got a little carried away with calculating the differences between a planet's gravity and the pseudo-gravity on Ringworld. Here's a plot of the time a rocket would spend in flight if launched straight up with various initial speeds - not too much different with low speeds.

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