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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> Behalf Of Roland Thigpen
> Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2000 22:19
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: Re: Re:[gundam] What would be worse for Earth? Mass Colony Drop
> or Zentraedi Bombardment?
> On Sat, 8 Jul 2000 22:37:49 -0500 ROBOTICK <jercar@aristotle.net> wrote:
> >Well, I haven't taken physics yet, but wouldn't the velocity of the falling
> >colonies matter? I mean, most meteors are going pretty fast when they hit
> >the Earth, right? But, colonies are only falling as far as any space craft
> >falls during reentry.
> Yes, velocity would matter, but not neccessarily as you are thinking,
> if I read you correctly. Energy is a product of an object's speed and
> its mass (Einstein's old E=mc^2 equation).

Right idea, wrong physicist and equation. Einstein's e=mc² refers to the energy
released by the total conversion of matter, which is theoretically only possible
with equal quantities of matter and antimatter. Newton's f=mv² refers to the
force produced by acceleration of a mass, which is what I think you had in mind

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