Space propulsion without mass ejecting

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We have a box sit in outer space. Inside a box is a slinky connect at two points A and B. Pulses of longitudinal wave is given at A and absorbed at B. Can this system propelled through space?
When the pulse is given at A, the box move to the right. When it is absorbed at B, the box stop.
 

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Summary:: We have a box sit in outer space. Inside a box is a slinky connect at two points A and B. Pulses of longitudinal wave is given at A and absorbed at B. Can this system propelled through space?

When the pulse is given at A, the box move to the right. When it is absorbed at B, the box stop.
Newton's third law is the problem here.
 
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Summary:: We have a box sit in outer space. Inside a box is a slinky connect at two points A and B. Pulses of longitudinal wave is given at A and absorbed at B. Can this system propelled through space?

When the pulse is given at A, the box move to the right. When it is absorbed at B, the box stop.

Reactionless Drives are on the list of Forbidden Topics. Thread is closed.
EMDrive and other reactionless drives
See https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/nasas-em-drive.884753/
 
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