[LMB] Wormholes and the tyranny of distance

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sat Jan 1 22:08:41 GMT 2011


On Jan 1, 2011, at 12:23 PM, Walter Bushell wrote:

>> Royce McDaniels posts a helpful but incomplete table of light travel distances.
>> 
>> for the _really_ conservative old Vor: 1,802,617,500,000 furlongs per fortnight
> 
> That used to be a typical undergraduate physicist thing to compute. Now Google will compute it for your. Search for "speed of light in furlongs per fortnight" and the calculator will give you the result.


When I student taught high schoolers, I thought I was original when I had them calculate that. But it was too obvious of an idea, and an exercise that works.


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