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Momentum of this rotating gear?

by risecolt
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sophiecentaur
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May30-13, 03:58 AM
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If one had in space 2 (or more) perfectly aligned connected wheels with large magnets that were precisely set to spin effectively by alternating different polarities what, if anything, could this produce?
Did you have anything in mind?
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Jun12-13, 02:06 AM
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Yes. Working off opposite repelling particles creating a sort of ion propulsion. I can vision this and draw it out but the mathematics behind it is not my strong suit. I just seem to daydream and come up with several different things all the time never knowing if things will function as I envision
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Jun12-13, 02:19 AM
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There are many designs for ion drive that do not involve 'moving parts'. Why involve extra complications?
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Jun12-13, 07:21 PM
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Point taken. Perhaps this magnetic alignment with a motor, coil, rotor and shaft could produce electrical energy and cause acceleration. As the motor accelerates the stronger magnetic field thus causing the motor to go faster and faster... Like I said it was just a thought. Thank you for the replies.
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My point is that it would not be a reactiionless drive.


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