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The Warp Drive Metric...

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Posted by Bruce on July 4, 2003 20:27:33 UTC

was derived from GR. There are very difficult problems associated with this metric and a functional warp drive. Some of the problems have been theoretically worked out by David Waite [a person who has always been very helpful to me with GR and mathematics]. The idea of the warp is to surround a spacehip, in an inertial frame [no forces acting upon it], by a negative matter field which can locally control the rate at which space expands [there is no requirement for space to expand less than the speed of light]. The main problem is the negative matter field is a violation of the weak energy condition in GR and the initial warp metric needed an infinite amount of negative matter to work . David got this down [theoretically] but its still the main problem. Anyway read David's reply to DickT
http://groups.msn.com/RelativitySpecialandGeneral/general.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=4&LastModified=4675425390917929997
David's modern relativity site
http://www.geocities.com/zcphysicsms/
Chapter 13 is warp drives [in his section on GR fringe physics]. I think you can get to his papers on the warp drive at his site. I think the warp is fun and if some of the serious problems could be worked out it would be beyond cool.

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