|MadSci Network: Physics|
No, Nikos, it would not work! The only way to get A to move relative to B is to get a FORCE to act FROM A onto B AND VICE VERSA. If you have a vibration it is a PERIODICALLY REPEATING motion about a CENTRE OF GRAVITY. So if A weighs 1/nth of B then it moves with n times the acceleration. You have ALREADY discovered how to turn a vibration into a one-way-force. You discovered the ratchet and pawl mechanism; ANY mechanism that slips one way but grips the other. Your ion machine will vibrate about its centre of gravity. The coils weigh millions of times as much as the ions, so the coils will vibrate negligibly. AND there is NOWHERE ELSE to attatch the rachet or pawl to except the coils! So having earned 90% for your previous invention you get a mere 1% for this one! Why not think up a wheel that rolls forward because of what you do to weights contained within it? John
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