This thread is for Vasile.
I urge all to do simple experiments, really important in the learning curve! Take NOTHING for granted, please!
Relating to the Homopolar generator, you wrote:
Some think the Homopolar Disk is an amazing intellectual uninvestigated apparatus that will save us all... I think it is the same as dropping a Magnet through a Closed Copper Tube.
Well if it's the same as moving a magnet relative to a copper tube, why doesn't the homopolar generator work when spining the magnet relative to the copper disk?
A very good question!
I have to say, first, it does still work, depending on the configuration of the Magnets and the Disk...
However, some considerations need to be realised, the Disk, the Magnetic Field, one needs to do some serious research, learn some very basic fundamental concepts.
Questions to answer must be realised first:
- What is the Disk - A Rotating Conductive Mass, full of Electrons, Protons, Neutrons and the odd Neutrino or two...
- What is the Magnet, what's it doing to the Disk - Magnetic Field lines, from Pole to Pole in a typical situation, are being unevenly distributed, dragged, through the conductive area. What is this doing to the particles that have Charge?
- What are the Charged Particles doing - Eddy Currents are NOT what we see if there is a Conductive Path, the Currents are very real, very directed!
- The Conductive Circuit - What sort of Current is the Conductive Circuit seeing, is there anything special about this Current at all? No, it is standard E.M.F = Bvl, Flux Cutting Laws known for almost 200 Years now.
The list goes on, many fundamental Questions need to be asked, then need to be answered!
Look at what's happening:
Answer: It does still work!
The Flux, if the Flux is cutting the Conductor evenly across the path from the center of the Disk to the Outside, at Right Angles it will cause an E.M.F and if a Load is connected a Current will flow!
In the above video, at: 0.41 you can see the Pendulum. The exact same rules apply, moving Magnet, moving Conductor. In this simple Experiment, you can see, Time Rate of Change of the Magnetic Field in the Proximity of a Conductor: I hope this helps and also encourages Experiment to prove Facts! Chris
In the above video, at: 0.41 you can see the Pendulum. The exact same rules apply, moving Magnet, moving Conductor.
In this simple Experiment, you can see, Time Rate of Change of the Magnetic Field in the Proximity of a Conductor:
I hope this helps and also encourages Experiment to prove Facts!