Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Briefing on Perpetual Motion

I have recently felt a pull from my website audience, and those who view my over-unity video, about the precise nature of perpetual motion, usually meaning additional evidence on how the apparatus works. So here is what you need to know:

1. Different devices work in different ways. But none of them use fuel. Also, only one of my devices has been proven, perhaps because I'm not the perfect builder, I'm just a very good designer.

2. Devices of the correct type are ideal, but not perfect. This is illustrated most clearly by the fact that they can be built at multiple scales, sometimes with significantly varying proportions, or else significantly varying weight values for the mobile or fixed weights. The functional range of a device's scale is something between the weight of a bug and the weight of a VERY large building. So that is not flawless. It does not depend on a certain scale to operate. Proportionality is thus somewhat relative. Although the actual proportion may not vary in a certain device by so much as 1 - 10%, the difference between one built device and another may be thousands of percent, creating even wider variations between different types of parts.

3. The device in question, the Successful Over-Unity Experiment 1 pictured in the Evidence Against the Classical Model video uses an intelligent method to reach its results. This is best summarized as the following: 1. It has enough weight by counterweight to lift the ball weight when it is supported. The lifting occurs nearly horizontally, but slightly upwards, thus over-unity given other factors. 2. The ball weight has enough weight to lift the counterweight at the end or beginning of its motion, or both. Thus, the device is proven to be over-unity, although there is still about a 1% chance that it is not perpetual, because of the very slight difference in proportions (the apparatus I have built needs to be reproduced one to seven additional times in a horizontal loop to create a cyclical effect. See the full mock-up at: http://www.nathancoppedge.com/Perpetual_Motion_RepeatingLeverage_Diagrams.html). The difference between the ratio between the minimum and maximum heights of the lever, and the minimum and maximum heights of the marble is actually almost a precise match in this design, unlike many others, which is why it might be perpetual. This is made possible by the 1.62 - 2 X initial leverage versus 1X counterweight distance, and 2.4 - 3X maximum leverage distance, which emphasizes that the system is by no means ideal (here meaning perfect) although it clearly works as a demonstration of over-unity.

My main perpetual motion page can be found at: http://www.nathancoppedge.com