David R (dvtune) wrote,
David R
dvtune

conservation of momentum when teleporting

Have there been any published stories which handle conservation of momentum when teleporting by having the teleporter make many small jumps to decelerate a bit at each stop?

For example, if you teleported directly from Ecuador to Sumatra, on opposite sides of the Earth near the equator, you would be moving at about 3300 km/h at your new location unless you got rid of some of your momentum. It would probably be easier to make many smaller jumps, and lose (or gain, depending on your frame of reference) speed a little at a time.

It seems like a familiar idea, but I can't recall if it was used in any particular story I've read.

Just an idle question inspired by a conversation last Saturday.
Tags: momentum, teleportation
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