Relativity and Cosmology


Warp Drive Basic Science Written For "Aficionados". Chapter I - Miguel Alcubierre.

Authors: Fernando Loup

Alcubierre Warp Drive is one of the most exciting Spacetimes of General Relativity.It was the first Spacetime Metric able to develop Superluminal Velocities.However some physical problems associated to the Alcubierre Warp Drive seemed to deny the Superluminal Behaviour. We demonstrate in this work that some of these problems can be overcomed and we arrive at some interesting results although we used two different Shape Functions one continuous g(rs) as an alternative to the original Alcubierre f(rs) and a Piecewise Shape Function fpc(rs) as an alternative to the Ford-Pfenning Piecewise Shape Function with a behaviour similar to the Natario Warp Drive producing effectively an Alcubierre Warp Drive without Expansion/Contraction of the Spacetime. Horizons will exists and cannot be avoided however we found a way to "overcome" this problem.We also introduce here the Casimir Warp Drive.

Comments: 37 Pages. The Warp Drive as a Dynamical Spacetime is one of the most interesting Spacetimes of General Relativity and is being heavily studied inside for example the arXiv papers 1001.4960, 0904.0141,0710.4474, gr-qc/0009013,gr.qc/0110086,gr.qc/9905084,gr.qc/9702026 or the Post Doctoral Dissertation Thesis gr-qc/9805037. We feel that it is time for viXra to have its own papers exclusively devoted to this Dynamical Spacetime:The Warp Drive

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[v1] 9 May 2010
[v2] 23 May 2010

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