I am looking for a very short story (just a few pages long) from the mid 1980's (maybe late 1970's).
The story is about the Enterprise getting trapped inside a region of space where Special Relativity does not exist.
Captain Kirk is rather frustrated that many of the gadgets he depends on won't work because they depend on Einsteinian physics (or later). Science officer Spock learns that this region of space only has Newtonian physics. The crew also uncover some of the paradoxes that occur in a Newtonian-only universe, and why those problems don't occur in a universe with Special Relativity.
One of the things they learn is that impulse engines can move spacecraft faster than light because there is no time dilation or Lorentzian contraction at
relativistic high speeds.
The story is partly a humorous parody of Star Trek and partly a teaching mechanism to explain the differences between Newtonian Physics and Modern Physics. The story contains math and physics to help teach.
Given my interest in astrophysics, I want to use examples from this story to help explain why relativity is necessary.