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Maxwells demon

  1. Nov 10, 2013 #1
    I had the concept of scaling up Maxwells' demon experiment to a marco scale.

    Replacing molecules of gas with light, rigid, balls. Perhaps coated in magnets with varying poles so they never touch (non-interacting). Would suspend them in a thin fluid with neutral buoyancy.
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  3. Nov 10, 2013 #2
    perhaps you could make a spherical magnet with all the poles passing through its centre.
  4. Nov 10, 2013 #3


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    Wouldn't work. You would not be able to keep the balls in motion.
  5. Nov 10, 2013 #4
    Thought so. cheers.
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