Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Writing: Input Wanted Longitudinal waves

  1. Mar 6, 2017 #1
    Do longitudinal wave devices use AM or FM?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 7, 2017 #2

    BvU

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    Devices like surfers ? Please give a bit more context.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2017 #3
    Longitudinal waves, the ones Nikola Tesla was working on, for superluminal power and communication.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2017 #4

    Drakkith

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Tesla was not working on superluminal anything. And electromagnetic waves are transverse waves, not longitudinal.
    What does this have to do with science fiction writing and world building?
     
  6. Mar 7, 2017 #5
    I think someone else answered my question: it would have to be FM.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2017 #6
    Thanks just the same, though.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2017 #7

    Drakkith

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    I'm not sure that makes sense. As far as I'm aware, any type of wave can use Amplitude Modulation or Frequency Modulation.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2017 #8
    I study a lot of "fringe physics," such as zero-point energy. I hope that would explain my question.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2017 #9

    Drakkith

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    I can't say that it does.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2017 #10
    I'm an amateur researcher, and writer of science fiction. Part of my work is studying more unorthodox views of science, such as Nikola Tesla and Robert T. Bakker.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2017 #11

    Drakkith

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    That's nice, but what does it have to do with your question?
     
  13. Jun 12, 2017 #12
    I've been sudying Tesla's work on something called a Teslascope or Tesla Set for interplanetary communication, in real time.
     
  14. Jun 12, 2017 #13

    Drakkith

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    As long as it's a fictional device then you can discuss it here. If you're trying to develop this device in real life then you're going to have to take it elsewhere, as we stick to mainstream science here at PF. Personal theories and research that goes beyond the bounds of mainstream science are against PF rules.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2017 #14
    Yes, it's for my writing - both for Geneon and for New Albion.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2017 #15

    Drakkith

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Alright then. Did you have a question relating to this device or anything?
     
  17. Jun 12, 2017 #16
    How would a Tesla Set be possible?
     
  18. Jun 12, 2017 #17

    Drakkith

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    I'm sorry I don't know what that is and google just gives me a bunch of info on Tesla Motors when I do a search.
     
  19. Jun 12, 2017 #18
    A Tesla Set was an urban legend of a device that, in theory, provide real-time power and communications between worlds and systems.
     
  20. Jun 12, 2017 #19

    Drakkith

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Alright. Well, it's mostly up to you to determine how you want it to work. It can't work in real life obviously, so you don't need to worry about trying to be too technically accurate.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted