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Nov30-08, 07:44 AM
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There I've checked my maths and in fact if Newton's second law is correct, so am I. A flywheel operating in a vacuum will in fact continue to increase in speed as long as a constant amount of energy (force) is applied to the system. This increase in speed can be harnessed to create increasing amounts of energy from the engine and that is why it as crucial that the engine not be limited in speed as are internal combustion engines.