Perpetual Motion

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Adventures Unlimited Press, 2006 - 235 pagina's
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The deceptively simple task of making a mechanism which would turn forever has fascinated many famous men and physicists throughout the centuries. In fact, the basic tenets of engineering grew from the failures of these perpetual motion machine designers. This work offers an illustrated overview of perpetual motion machines and their inventors.
 

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Introduction
15
What is Perpetual Motion?
19
Elementary Physics and Perpetual Motion
27
Medieval Perpetual Motion
41
Selfmoving Wheels and Overbalancing Weights
58
Lodestones ElectroMagnetism and Steam
83
Capillary Attraction and Spongewheels
94
Coxs Perpetual Motion
110
The Astonishing Case of the Garabed Project
160
EverRinging Bells and Radium Perpetual Motion
166
Perpetual Motion Inventors Barred from the US Patent Office
176
Rolling Ball Clocks
186
Perpetual Lamps
194
Philosophical Perpetual Motion and Atomic Energy
200
The Perpetuity of the Perpetual Motion Inventor
207
A Summing Up
219

The Redheffer Perpetual Motion
125
Keely and his Amazing Motor
139
Odd Ideas about Vaporisation and Liquefaction
151

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