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I need help finalizing the plans for my WonderSaga. I need someone who actually understands calculus. Does such a person exist? If so, will you please help me?

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maiabee8
May. 21st, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
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Ok - I can definitely help. First, when you say 'width' do you mean inside the tube or the diameter of the circle that tube makes in its taus shape?
ahavah
May. 21st, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
Re: squee!
Yay, thanks! I mean inside the tube. Basically the inner wall is going to be the "sky", and the outer wall would be beneath the "earth". From top to bottom, and the width side to side, would be three miles. I guess that would be the diameter of the living/environmental quarters.
maiabee8
May. 21st, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: squee!
It looks like other people who were near their computers this afternoon have figured it out for you! :)

A quick idea - if your tarus is stationary and spinning you would get gravity on the outside edges - I believe it could be spinning really slowly if the diameter of your donut was 6 miles (which it would have to be greater than that for the diameter of both 'small' circles/tube to be 3 miles each) and have earth-like gravity on the outer edges - so the 'sky' would be oriented toward the inside of the tarus with the 'ground' being the outside edge. That's just an idea though :).
ahavah
May. 21st, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Re: squee!
Mostly figured. I'd like to tweak it a bit.

So the diameter of the hole would have to be more than six miles? Mark was saying three, like the diameter of the tube, would be a good number. I did plan to have the sky be the inside edge, and gravity would increase as you took the elevator or climbed down into the habitat. :)
maiabee8
May. 21st, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Re: squee!
Oh, the diameter of the donut hole could be anything you want and that would determine how long the space inside was. I think 3 miles for the diameter of the hole (making the whole thing 9 miles in diameter) sounds really good though.