Thursday, July 19, 2018

Is Nathan Coppedge Worthy of the Nobel Prize!?


The falling ratio is 3 versus 1.25. The rising ratio is 1.25 versus 0.5+. Good numbers.

The counterweight does have a lot of mass, but it has less effective leverage, which my math teacher taught me still makes a difference.

I asked him to tell me everything he knew about leverage, and it took him like three weeks as I recall. I lapped it up.

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I'm pretty much done explaining that design. I'm getting excited about what models might be produced. What I'm hoping for is: 1. A square or rectangular track structure set at significantly less than 22.5 degrees with two longish rectangular slots, each about 4 - 6 inches long. The larger one should be at least twice as wide to permit the basket or fork to free-fall, attached to the lever from below the slots. 2. Short straight barriers or walls set around both tracks at least up to 3/4 of the marble at the relevant point, but with some spacing on the smaller track to allow the relevant size marble to move freely. There may be some slight flexibility especially with larger balls and marbles. The two slots should be very narrowly separated with only one wall between. 3. A deflecting board should be used, slightly longer than the width of the walls of the smaller slot, and directed into the top of the larger slot. 4. The change in height of the entire length of the slots should be slightly more extreme than the variation in the arc of the end of the lever where the basket is located. This permits deflection into the basket from a slightly higher altitude at the top, and return into the narrower slot at the base. This fourth feature may place restrictions on the overall length of the slots relative to the length of the lever. 5. The ratio of the lever shall be 3/4 or 3:1, the long end being the end operated by the marble. 6. The weight ratio shall always use whatever marble is used as the standard of measurement. I have found ideal values tend to place the counterweight at barely >7 to definitely less than 12X marble mass. Earlier calculations assumed a median rather than an average was desirable, and so the ideal number is located higher than before. 7. The pivot of the lever is to be located beneath and not very far from the top end of the track. 20 inches length seems to be the most workable number for serious experiments. The lever should be nearly vertically disposed, meaning the pivot point is deep under the track, but simewhat outside it to create the angle. The angle should not be perfectly vertical, but rather still lean somewhat to the side at it's highest motion, perhaps at least 6 degrees. FINALLY, if the sideways transition between tracks is fairly narrow compared to the overall scale and size of the marble, transitions should be fairly easy to facilitate.

One way to construct it is to use a largish ball and have the larger slot the same size as the walls of the smaller slot, but with the slot being as wide as the walls for the larger slot. This allows some exciting standardization.

--Nathan Coppedge, Promising Perpetual Motion Research

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