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Friday, February 6, 2015
How to Count Using Perpetual Motion...
General logic of this set of diagrams is as follows:
(1) If energy is maintained, more and more energy need not be generated. Just a minimum, constant effect. Or, an efficient principle can be used which spends energy at one point and generates it at another. In ideal cases, unity or greater may be reached, hence unity is really a standard, not an ideal.
(2) Toggling means that not all parts need to move at the same time. Some elements contribute to momentum regardless of whether they move.
(3) I have proven that a fixed ramp can create motion under equilibrium. Thus, generating energy should not be a problem in some cases.
(4) Paradox: meaning simply that if something moves upwards and downwards, it breaks the convention that objects must fall down if they fly up. This is like the visual paradox of the infinite staircase, by M.C. Escher. However, in the first case shown, upwards motion may not be necessary, because it is not the principle being used.