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Exploding minefield sizes Thu, 26 October 2006 05:59 Go to next message
gible

 
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I've been fiddling with some data and thought this might be useful...

*For MMLs with 2 or more M40's (and I assume 50/80/130)
*Minefield constantly exploding

Number of mines in minefeild will eventually settle to:

Mines added/(0.27 + (0.01 * no. contained planets) )

tested up to 800 mines added for 0 planets and to 560 mines for 1 planet (and once for 2 planets) - is accurate to within +/-2 mines. Smile

Same accuracy for a single M40 but the %error is much bigger lol.


[Updated on: Fri, 27 October 2006 23:15]

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Re: Exploding minefield sizes Thu, 26 October 2006 11:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dogthinkers is currently offline Dogthinkers

 
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Thanks Gible. Very usefull little nugget of info.

So if you want an exploding minefield of radius R light years, to maintain it you will need a laying capacity of approximately:

( R ^ 2 ) * ( 0.27 + ( 0.01 * planets ) )

Example: radius 101ly, containing 2 planets, would need 2958 laying capacity. So as SD you'd need 10 MML each with 2 M80, for example. Hehe, expensive if you want it blowing every year!


EDIT: Doh! Typo! Thanks Gible


[Updated on: Fri, 27 October 2006 22:36]

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Re: Exploding minefield sizes Fri, 27 October 2006 21:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dogthinkers wrote on Fri, 27 October 2006 04:16


( R ^ 2 ) * ( 0.27 + ( 0.1 * planets ) )

Just checking...should that be .01 instead of .1? (+1% per planet)

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gible wrote on Sat, 28 October 2006 11:17

Dogthinkers wrote on Fri, 27 October 2006 04:16


( R ^ 2 ) * ( 0.27 + ( 0.1 * planets ) )

Just checking...should that be .01 instead of .1? (+1% per planet)


In the mystery arts of mathematics honours graduates, it is common practice to add and remove 0's at random, to confuse people.

Just for you, I'll put it back in...

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Re: Exploding minefield sizes Fri, 27 October 2006 23:16 Go to previous message
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Dogthinkers wrote on Sat, 28 October 2006 15:34

In the mystery arts of mathematics honours graduates, it is common practice to add and remove 0's at random, to confuse people.

Just for you, I'll put it back in...

heh I've noticed that..
for the sake of clarity, I've put the leading unit zeros into my first post too Wink

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