Do longitudinal wave devices use AM or FM?
Devices like surfers ? Please give a bit more context.
Longitudinal waves, the ones Nikola Tesla was working on, for superluminal power and communication.
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?
I think someone else answered my question: it would have to be FM.
Thanks just the same, though.
I'm not sure that makes sense. As far as I'm aware, any type of wave can use Amplitude Modulation or Frequency Modulation.
I study a lot of "fringe physics," such as zero-point energy. I hope that would explain my question.
I can't say that it does.
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.
That's nice, but what does it have to do with your question?
I've been sudying Tesla's work on something called a Teslascope or Tesla Set for interplanetary communication, in real time.
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.
Yes, it's for my writing - both for Geneon and for New Albion.
Alright then. Did you have a question relating to this device or anything?
How would a Tesla Set be possible?
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.
A Tesla Set was an urban legend of a device that, in theory, provide real-time power and communications between worlds and systems.
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.
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