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 #35122 - 06/23/10 02:51 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri [Re: paul] kallog Megastar Registered: 03/17/10 Posts: 1100 Originally Posted By: pauland it will present a force that is exactly its mass * its velocity.[...]force = mass x (velocity / time) Please explain the difference between these two statements. Top
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 #35123 - 06/23/10 03:01 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri paul Megastar Registered: 03/21/06 Posts: 4136 thank you kallog now finaly we can connect the dots.there is no force applied to the pipe because the mass changes direction.the only forces that apply are the (+) and (-) forcesthat the mass applies to the pipe while the mass passes through the turnarounds.and the (+)force that is applied to the pipe while the massis being accelerated.these forces are all the same magnatude , thereforethere are 2(+) and 1(-)the positive forces win , the negative forces loose.since the total force that the mass can present to the first turnaround is the force that is the product of its mass * its velocity.and since the total force that the mass can present to the second turnaround is the force that is the product of its mass * its velocity.the two forces cancel each other outthe only remaining force is the force that accelerated the mass.and that force presses against the pipe causing the pipeto accelerate.therefore the pipe gains acceleration each time the mass is accelerated and the pipe continues to move in a direction.with only 1 mass it will accelerate and then jerk back and forth and then be accelerated again then jerk back and forth again etc...etc...etc.but the jerking back and forth will not stop the pipe from constantly gaining distance away from its initial starting point. _________________________ 3/4 inch of dust build up on the moon in 4.527 billion years,LOL and QM is fantasy science. Top
 #35124 - 06/23/10 03:28 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri [Re: paul] kallog Megastar Registered: 03/17/10 Posts: 1100 That's not connecting the dots, that's just repeating the same things you've been saying over and over again.Originally Posted By: paulthe two forces cancel each other out I agree the forces are of equal magnitude and opposite direction. But they're applied at different times. The sequence of turnaround forces to the pipe might look like this. I've ignored the accelerator for now -+1 1st turn-1 2nd turn+2 1st turn-2 2nd turn+3 1st turn-3 2nd turn...Since this is a continuous process, there's no reason we have to group 1st and 2nd turns together. We could group each 2nd turn and its following 1st turn together:-1 2nd turn+2 1st turn-2 2nd turn+3 1st turn-3 2nd turn+4 1st turnJust by putting spaces between the lines, suddenly they no longer cancel each other out!How about we include the accelerator:-1 accelerator.+1 1st turn.-1 2nd turn.-1 accelerator.+2 1st turn.-2 2nd turn.-1 accelerator.+3 1st turn.-3 2nd turn.Looks like unbalanced force because each group of three adds up to -1. But write them out in blocks of the same sequence, just grouped into blocks:-1 2nd turn.-1 accelerator. +2 1st turn.-2 2nd turn.-1 accelerator.+3 1st turn.Clearly each set of 2nd turn, acceleration, 1st turn produces zero total force. They all cancel out!!!All this is very rough, but it clearly shows that just having the same force at both ends doesn't mean you can ignore them.Fundamental reason: They don't occur at the same time as each other. Even if you add more masses they can't consistently occur at the same time, try drawing an animation if you don't believe me. Top
 #35125 - 06/23/10 03:36 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri [Re: paul] kallog Megastar Registered: 03/17/10 Posts: 1100 I've actually connected the dots. It's all crystal clear now. (even if McCrystal isn't clear You treat velocity and speed as the same thing. I assumed you knew the difference. I completely understand that my words will be contradictory and ridiculous if you go through all my posts and arbitrarily interchange those two terms.I'm a bit embarrassed to have not noticed this for so long. But also you should have wondered why I kept changing words for the same thing. Surely not just to make my writing look pretty?A similar problem exists with momentum. Changing direction means changing momentum. Top
 #35126 - 06/23/10 03:40 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri paul Megastar Registered: 03/21/06 Posts: 4136 thank you kallog now finaly we can connect the dots.there is no force applied to the pipe because the mass changes direction.the only forces that apply are the (+) and (-) forcesthat the mass applies to the pipe while the mass passes through the turnarounds.and the (+)force that is applied to the pipe while the massis being accelerated.these forces are all the same magnatude , thereforethere are 2(+) and 1(-)the positive forces win , the negative forces loose.since the total force that the mass can present to the first turnaround is the force that is the product of its mass * its velocity.and since the total force that the mass can present to the second turnaround is the force that is the product of its mass * its velocity.the two forces cancel each other outthe only remaining force is the force that accelerated the mass.and that force presses against the pipe causing the pipeto accelerate.therefore the pipe gains acceleration each time the mass is accelerated and the pipe continues to move in a direction.with only 1 mass it will accelerate and then jerk back and forth and then be accelerated again then jerk back and forth again etc...etc...etc.but the jerking back and forth will not stop the pipe from constantly gaining distance away from its initial starting point. _________________________ 3/4 inch of dust build up on the moon in 4.527 billion years,LOL and QM is fantasy science. Top
 #35128 - 06/24/10 01:39 AM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri paul Megastar Registered: 03/21/06 Posts: 4136 Quote:Looks like unbalanced force because each group of three adds up to -1. But write them out in blocks of the same sequence, just grouped into blocks:-1 2nd turn.-1 accelerator. +2 1st turn.-2 2nd turn.-1 accelerator.+3 1st turn.Clearly each set of 2nd turn, acceleration, 1st turn produces zero total force. They all cancel out!!!you are talking about change in momentum which is nothing but the direction the mass is traveling.I am talking about the forces applied to the pipe.the process begins with the accelerator.then the first turnthen the second turnlets examine the increase in total acceleration of thepipe as the forces are applied to the pipe , instead of using the change in momentum of the mass as you do. to determine if the pipe will move.+1 accelerator. -1 1st turn.+1 2nd turn.result = +1+2 accelerator.-2 1st turn.+2 2nd turn.result = +2total acceleration increase = +3Im not sure what you hope to accomplish with your constantusage of CHANGE IN DIRECTION OF THE MASS but you certainly cannot applyCHANGE IN DIRECTION OF THE MASS as a force that moves the pipe.Why dont you want to use the actual forces that apply to the pipe rather than use the change in momentum of the mass.Quote:Most of what I just said will appear self-contradictory if you consider 'velocity' and 'speed' to be the same thing. velocity = 5 meters per second = 5 m/svelocity = 5 miles per hour = 5 miles/hourspeed = 5 meters per second = 5m/sspeed = 5 miles per hour = 5 miles / hourthey are both the distance traveled by the object and the time the object traveled. _________________________ 3/4 inch of dust build up on the moon in 4.527 billion years,LOL and QM is fantasy science. Top
 #35129 - 06/24/10 01:39 AM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri paul Megastar Registered: 03/21/06 Posts: 4136 thank you kallog now finaly we can connect the dots.there is no force applied to the pipe because the mass changes direction.the only forces that apply are the (+) and (-) forcesthat the mass applies to the pipe while the mass passes through the turnarounds.and the (+)force that is applied to the pipe while the massis being accelerated.these forces are all the same magnatude , thereforethere are 2(+) and 1(-)the positive forces win , the negative forces loose.since the total force that the mass can present to the first turnaround is the force that is the product of its mass * its velocity.and since the total force that the mass can present to the second turnaround is the force that is the product of its mass * its velocity.the two forces cancel each other outthe only remaining force is the force that accelerated the mass.and that force presses against the pipe causing the pipeto accelerate.therefore the pipe gains acceleration each time the mass is accelerated and the pipe continues to move in a direction.with only 1 mass it will accelerate and then jerk back and forth and then be accelerated again then jerk back and forth again etc...etc...etc.but the jerking back and forth will not stop the pipe from constantly gaining distance away from its initial starting point. _________________________ 3/4 inch of dust build up on the moon in 4.527 billion years,LOL and QM is fantasy science. Top
 #35130 - 06/24/10 06:45 AM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri [Re: paul] kallog Megastar Registered: 03/17/10 Posts: 1100 Originally Posted By: paulyou are talking about change in momentum which is nothing but the direction the mass is traveling.I am talking about the forces applied to the pipe.I'm also talking about the forces applied to the pipe. That's what I said. Please read more carefully.The accelerator provides twice as much force the 2nd time round? OK that's fine. But it means the turnarounds also provide even more force:+2 accelerator.-3 1st turn.+3 2nd turn.Move the spaces in the list:+1 accelerator. -1 1st turn.+1 2nd turn.+2 accelerator.-3 1st turn.+3 2nd turn.+3 accelerator.-6 1st turn.+6 2nd turn.+4 accelerator.-10 1st turn.See how each group of 3 forces adds to zero? I've continued your pattern of the accelator's force increasing by 1 each cycle. But you can do that differently if you want, and they still add to zero.Quote:velocity = 5 meters per second = 5 m/svelocity = 5 miles per hour = 5 miles/hourspeed = 5 meters per second = 5m/sspeed = 5 miles per hour = 5 miles / hourthey are both the distance traveled by the object and the time the object traveled.No they're not the same. I'm really sure this is a big part of your consistent failure to understand anything I write. Until you find out the difference we may as well give up. I'm not going to the trouble of rewriting all my calculations using only speed and no velocity. Top
 #35132 - 06/24/10 12:53 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri [Re: paul] kallog Megastar Registered: 03/17/10 Posts: 1100 Originally Posted By: paulyou have never added a direction to velocity , normalywhen you see velocity written down you do not also seea direction.All the time I've been treating it as a 1-dimensional system, so there are only 2 directions. I used +/- to indicate these - a 1-dimensional vector is just a number which can be either positive or negative so that's how I wrote them. If you consider it as 3D then it's the same except all the vector quantities are just the x-components of the 3D vectors. You can ignore the y and z components because any forces in those directions do nothing to the motion of the pipe along its length. The geometry can be set up so they cancel out anyway.Quote:accelerated from 0 m/s to 50 m/s/North50 m/s/Left50 m/s/South50 m/s/RightThat hides important accelerations:accelerated from 0 m/s to 50 m/s/Northaccelerated from 50m/s/North to 50 m/s/Leftaccelerated from 50m/s/Left to 50 m/s/Southaccelerated from 50m/s/South to 50 m/s/RightBut it's sufficient to consider only 1 component of velocity for our purposes. That makes it much much simpler.If you don't like the 1D simplification, then just replace the u-bends with springs. I've been treating them the same as springs all the way through.Quote:please explain this fantasy of yours , how does the turnaround provide even more force?The force at the turnaround is determined by the mass's speed. Each time round it gets faster so applies more force. Even if you switch off the accelerator the mass will keep going round applying high forces at each turnaround, despite the accelerator's force being zero.I've written out all the equations ages ago. You can go back and find them if you want. Edited by kallog (06/24/10 01:02 PM) Top
 #35133 - 06/24/10 01:01 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri paul Megastar Registered: 03/21/06 Posts: 4136 Quote: If you don't like the 1D simplification, then just replace the u-bends with springs. I've been treating them the same as springs all the way through. if your using springs then how are you getting more acceleration out of a spring. _________________________ 3/4 inch of dust build up on the moon in 4.527 billion years,LOL and QM is fantasy science. Top
 #35134 - 06/24/10 01:09 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri [Re: paul] kallog Megastar Registered: 03/17/10 Posts: 1100 Originally Posted By: paulQuote: If you don't like the 1D simplification, then just replace the u-bends with springs. I've been treating them the same as springs all the way through. if your using springs then how are you getting more acceleration out of a spring. More than what? Throw a mass against a spring and it applies a force. The average force depends on the mass, speed and spring constant.That force is exactly the same as the average of the component of force in the longitudinal direction for a mass going through a U-bend that takes the same amount of time to turn around. Edited by kallog (06/24/10 01:10 PM) Top
 #35136 - 06/24/10 02:47 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri [Re: paul] kallog Megastar Registered: 03/17/10 Posts: 1100 Doesn't matter. The same set of forces can either "balance" or "not balance", depending on how you group them.Here's the same numbers non-balanced:+1 accelerator. -1 1st turn.+1 2nd turn.+2 accelerator.-3 1st turn.+3 2nd turn.+3 accelerator.-6 1st turn.+6 2nd turn.All this just demonstrates the meaninglessness of trying to balance forces that aren't being applied simultaneously. Top
 #35137 - 06/24/10 02:51 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri kallog Megastar Registered: 03/17/10 Posts: 1100 I've done more than my fair share of the leg-work.How about you just write out your calculations that show the motion of the pipe? Top
 #35139 - 06/24/10 02:58 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri paul Megastar Registered: 03/21/06 Posts: 4136 Doesnt matter , the positive forces will still add upto more than the negative forces , so the pipe will move.no matter how you word it , or change the numbers around.but if you use fantasy numbers you will always be able toend up with what ever number you want.and that is what you do.+1 accelerator. -1 1st turn.+1 2nd turn.--------------------- = +1+2 accelerator.-3 1st turn.+3 2nd turn.--------------------- = +2+3 accelerator.-6 1st turn.+6 2nd turn.--------------------- = +3Total resultant force = +6the pipe moves because of the positive force.as far as I am concerned I have won this discussion becauseof my use of non - fictional forces and numbers , you have done nothing but try to use fictional forces and went as far as adding up those fictional forces to arrive at fictional numbers.I dont think that anything you could post would prove me wrong , so given that you cheat.I win the discussion and you loose.reactionless propulsion is a fact. _________________________ 3/4 inch of dust build up on the moon in 4.527 billion years,LOL and QM is fantasy science. Top
 #35140 - 06/24/10 03:08 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri [Re: paul] kallog Megastar Registered: 03/17/10 Posts: 1100 Here's your exact same numbers:+1 accelerator. -1 1st turn.--------------------- = 0+1 2nd turn.+2 accelerator.-3 1st turn.--------------------- = 0+3 2nd turn.+3 accelerator.-6 1st turn.--------------------- = 0+6 2nd turn.??Total resultant force = 0 + unknown last section which is probably zero too.the pipe does't move because of the zero force.as far as I am concerned I have won this discussion becauseof my use of non - fictional forces and numbers , you have done nothing but try to use fictional forces and went as far as adding up those fictional forces to arrive at fictional numbers.I dont think that anything you could post would prove me wrong , so given that you cheat.I win the discussion and you loose.reactionless propulsion is a fallacy. Top
 #35141 - 06/24/10 03:11 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri kallog Megastar Registered: 03/17/10 Posts: 1100 Well now that you're right, and you've been proven right, what will you do? Here's some suggestions:Build itPatent itGet a Nobel prizeBecome richer than GodOr another possibility:Do nothingFeel frustratedGet nothingDie poor and forgotten by the worldIt's up to you! Top
 #35143 - 06/24/10 03:17 PM Re: Orion, Mission to Alpha Centauri paul Megastar Registered: 03/21/06 Posts: 4136 As I said before I highly doubt that I am the first tothink of this concept for propulsion.and just as soon as I inform ( the government ) byapplying for a pattent from ( the government ) then I would be slapped in the face with a gag order or worse.you apply for a pattent for it , you get rich , LOL.if you live through that then I will apply for a pattent for the free energy machine to power the accelerator. _________________________ 3/4 inch of dust build up on the moon in 4.527 billion years,LOL and QM is fantasy science. Top