How long do you have to accelerate at G to reach the speed of light?
Dear Dr Chris.
I have plucked up the courage to write to you with a question from a colleague of mine which I can't answer.
I have no idea why he wants to know this ( I think he reads too many science fiction comics or watches too much 'Star Treck' ) but here goes :-
If an object of negligible size & mass is launched from a standing start in a vacuum, and is subjected to an acceleration force of 1 G - how long will it take to reach the speed of light.
Hope you are able to provide an answer, or even a formula to calculate an approximate result when and if you have the time.
Jack Stott BSc(Hon) Elec Eng Science