Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 13:04:29 -0500 From: Bob Haas Subject: Re: warp speed? -Reply I admit, this will ID me as a real ST goob, but the warp scale is logarithmic or exponential in nature, not simply three times or four times. The way the ST producers and writers have set the scale up now places warp 9.5 as the limit for warp speed, warp 10 being infinite speed, i.e., being at all points in the universe at once. Bob On Mon, 12 Feb 1996, Elizabeth Gregory wrote: > I agree that the source seems to be _Star Trek_, in which the term > "warp" is used to describe traveling at the speed of light--for > example, traveling at Warp Factor 3 would be three times the speed of > light (parallel to the use of "mach" in aviation to refer to flying at > the speed of sound). Incidentally, if you're not moving at warp speed, > your speed is described as "space normal." > > Elizabeth Gregory > Assistant Professor and > Extension Commmunications Specialist > Department of Agricultural Communications > Texas A&M University >