Posted by Michael (18.104.22.168) on October 08, 2003 at 14:33:22:
> No, the change in distance between the tracks and the change in radial distance from the orbit center is necessary for the track to engage the balls at a different distance from their center as they move and allow them to follow a perfectly circular path (respectively), and from this the torque differential arises.
I understand that but the fact is 1. ANY change in the track causes not only the balls not to travel in a perfect circular orbit, (so there's energy used up there) but also an increase in friction as the tracks open up, and a further slowing of the balls. It won't work. The only way it could work-and it never will like this, is if the balls kept their same rotational speed (rpm) as the tracks opened up.
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