Paul Fields (johnny_raiden@hotmail.com)
Wed, 10 Nov 1999 16:22:24 EST


>From: Vincent Kwok <hahavincent@yahoo.com>

>Coriolis Effect (Leaning effect gotten from
>spinning)

Ok Coriolis was a physicist that basically
said spinning creates forces. In Gundam it
affects people in colonies which spin on a
constant rate of two revolutions per minute.
here's a web site for Coriolis...

http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~dvandom/Edu/coriolis.html

>LaGrange Points (Gravity areas where colonies
>reside)

The places around the Earth and Moon where
you have free parking, they aren't gravity tow
away zones... if you put a sattelite there
it'll be there years from now without much
adjustment. Also a web page...

http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Lagrange.html

>Hohmann Orbits (Fuel conserving space flight paths)

Hohmann Transfer Orbits are used in space flight
from one body to another along the cheapest fuel
path. The two most famous are the orbit used by
Apollo astromaughts to get to the moon, and back.
The other is from Earth to Mars, but they can be
calculated between any two bodies with roughly
similar orbits.

I found mine in Encarta Encyclopedia, but find
any book with the flight path of the Apollo moon
rockets, and they should show you what a Hohman
Transfer Orbit is like...

Paul

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