Wednesday July 3, 2002
Book 2: The Teraport Wars
Part III: F'Sherl-Ganni or Cut Bait

Transcript

Captain Tagon:How big an explosion are we talking about?
Petey:Since we know the mass of the bomb, the energy deposited on targets can be reasonably approximated with ancient, easily-comprehended mathematics.

Einstein's math will give you the overall yield, attenuation over distance can be figured with the inverse-square rule, and spherical distribution of energy is a function of Pi.

Tagon:Pi? You mean Corporal Pibald had something to do with this?
Petey:Pi is the irrational ratio between the diameter and the circum
Tagon:Oh, I know he's irrational. I just thought Doctor Bunnigus had him medicated.