Sunday, August 07, 2005

Plate vs. Screen or тарелка vs. экран

Sakharov's literature uses the word экран=screen where you would expect тарелка=plate from Taylor and Dyson's work. Is this a real technical difference or a translation issue? Speculation: A screen could help lengthen the pulse duration, a goal Project Orion solved with pulse unit design. This would also reduce hoop stresses that led Taylor's group to go with a lipless flat plate.

--- Dictionary results

Results for 'plate'
English Russian
plate тарелка

Results for 'screen'
English Russian
screen экран


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