Why this doesn't work?

optionalreaction

Hi,

Could anyone tell me why http://optionalreaction.com/articles/ghd/index.htm [Broken] doesn't work?

Many thanks in advance (this problem has been bothering me for a long time),
Keith

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arildno

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Because it is nonsense?

optionalreaction

What is nonsense?

brewnog

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This discovery has been made available to the universe in the hope that it will help ease the pain and suffering of those who are victims of the universe.
That is nonsense.

optionalreaction

I guess you guys have no sense of humour here?

I have had 1 (7 point) warning, and two unintelligent replies.

Cya

arildno

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In addition, you've got a dumb website.
Goodbye.

DaveC426913

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optionalreaction said:
I guess you guys have no sense of humour here?
Sense of humour. OK, so it's a joke. And you were hoping to dupe others into making serious replies?

Cya

russ_watters

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optionalreaction said:
Hi,

Could anyone tell me why http://optionalreaction.com/articles/ghd/index.htm [Broken] doesn't work?

Many thanks in advance (this problem has been bothering me for a long time),
Keith
Just in case you're serious, do the math. Its pretty straightforward that if f=ma then ma=f. You flipped an equation over and somehow got a different answer doing it one way than the other way!

edit: IIRC, I first learned f=ma in 8th grade physical science class coincident with geometry/trigonometry. This problem is a simple sliding-on-a-frictionless-incline problem and a piece of cake for a halfway competent 8th grader. That 8th grader would probably laugh at your website's claim. So its tough to expect that real engineers would give you any more than a dismissive "that's nonsense".

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FredGarvin

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That was my favorite part.

Janus

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To start off, how do you justify your claim that:

Accelerating a ball balanced on a 45 degree slope needs only ~62.5% of the energy needed to directly accelerate a ball of equal mass.

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