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The Author has developed an interesting, innovative, and well
developed mass transportation system that is essentially the
ultimate such system. To give the impact of TRANSAT a
coast-to-coast trip would take 11 minutes New York to Boston would
take less than three minutes Significantly as well the technology
required does exist today to design, develop, build and operate
such a system. The magnitude of effort required has dictated to the
Author that it would require the formation of a dedicated
Corporation to achieve the objective. Hence this book encompasses
the formation of such a Corporation, and essentially presents it as
a proposal to the readers to find their place --- if interested ---
and actively pursue the objectives to fruition. The book consists
of nine chapters. The first chapter "A Ride on TRANSAT" is at the
moment a science fiction description of a ride on TRANSAT as
envisioned by the Author. It provides an inviting introduction to
the futuristic and manifold changes introduced by TRANSAT and its
system implications for the entire World. The second chapter
"TRANSAT Concepts --- The Proposal" presents the essentials of the
fundamentals of what is a TRANSAT system. It covers how the system
works, and how it accomplishes the very high-speed travel. It
elucidates many of the concepts required in the TRANSAT Corporation
to not only design build and operate the system, but many of the
necessary corollary functions required to make the system complete
and functional. It touches on many of the inter disciplines that
the Corporation must resolve before TRANSAT may be built. It also
touches on many options that must be evaluated to determine the
optimum one to be accepted. Thethird chapter "Basic Physics" may be
seen as the proof of concept section. It deals with the physics,
formulas and mathematics required to make the TRANSAT concept
successful. It is presented in such a way that full understanding
of the formulas is not essential, as the associated text conveys
the significant meaning. Deliberate study of the formulas will
significantly increase the overall understanding of the
presentation however. It will also allow the reader to apply the
concept to trips they might be interested in so as to increase
individual comprehension of the startling change available. It
develops all this through three evolutions of the TRANSAT system as
it progresses to the ultimate. This means that what is presented
provides the fastest system that humans can effectively use. It is
the ultimate optimum mass transport system It also covers the
possible undesirable side effects to such high speeds, and dispels
the falsely implied concern that such speeds can produce unusual
phenomenon such as flinging into orbit. The fourth chapter "Power
Requirements" addresses one of the major problems, as there are
tremendous electrical demands to fuel TRANSAT. Special problems
exist, as the power requirements are electrically "dirty" and
essentially necessitate an independent self-contained system. This
is further dictated by the reality that much power will be
recovered during part of each trip, power again too "dirty" to be
recycled normally. Also the location of the power demand dictates a
self-contained system. The source of this energy is extensively
discussed and justified here as well. The fifth chapter "Route
Selection" provides an extensive discourse on the general layout
ofTRANSAT routes. It is obvious that considerable study is required
in this effort, as essentially it is reorganizing the Worlds routes
of commerce. Like any other transportation system, cities and
commerce develop along these corridors, as it becomes a dominant
factor in their existence. Further here the need for independence
with no outside location pressure dictates a new thinking and
autonomy relating to these decisions. It also presents a striking
example of how extensive governmental influence must be relegated
to non-existence The sixth cha
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