Why perpetual motion machines don't work

Discussion in 'Physics' started by Gadersd, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Gadersd

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    I finally discovered why perpetual motion machines don't work. It's those pesky laws of physics. Sure they provide us with helpful physics equations so we can simulate physics on computers, but we must get rid of them! The only way is to burn and delete every source and every reference to newton's laws of physics. Then maybe, just maybe we can make a working perpetual motion machine.
     
  2. WBahn

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    It's more the laws of thermodynamics that you need to purge.
     
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  3. Gadersd

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    I wish eBay carried monopole magnets.
     
  4. WBahn

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    Just take a dipole magnet and cut it in half.
     
  5. LDC3

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    The first step would be to stop entropy from increasing (or is it decreasing).

    I know entropy is usually calculated, but can it be measured directly, like the voltage drop across a resistor?
     
  6. WBahn

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    We can just repeal the law that requires that it increase and pass a law that allows it to decrease.
     
  7. tshuck

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    Good luck getting Congress to agree to anything...


    Maybe we could get the Supreme Court to declare the laws of thermodynamics a violation of the Constitution!:p
     
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  8. LDC3

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    I decreed that gravity would be restricted around my bed so I wouldn't need to roll over so often. But so far it hasn't complied.
     
  9. studiot

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    The only way to build a perpetual motion machine in the known universe is to start a discussion

    "I have designed/built a perpeual motion machine"

    They do seem to go on for ever.

    :D:D:D
     
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  10. atferrari

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    Be careful what laws you manage to ban or delete, as long you leave gravity untouched.

    If my bench is a mess sometimes, it would be so forever!
     
  11. atferrari

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    Once there, this world is going to be a boring one! Go figure, jobless people everywhere... and you could be still driving a Ford T :p
     
  12. shortbus

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    Or get Obama to publicly endorse them.:p:eek::D
     
  13. WBahn

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    That's probably the better route. After all, doesn't social justice demand that such unfair limitations imposed by the 1% be abolished?!
     
  14. LDC3

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    How can you say it's unfair since it applies to everyone equally.
    It's just that most people are ignorant of the laws of thermodynamics and they rarely reveal themselves to the majority of the population.
     
  15. alvalv

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    Electrons circle forever.

    The moon circles round the earth ( almost ) forever.
     
  16. WBahn

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    That just underscores the point even more -- it is UNFAIR that electrons and moons (the ends of the spectrum) get to move perpetually. We need to empower the vast middle to share in these same rights to which they are entitled but have thuse far been denied.
     
  17. BillO

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    Not sure this is accurate. Pesky electrons don't tell us what the heck their doing.
     
  18. BillO

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    I'm sure there are few states that would trow them out along with the theory of evolution.

    We could start a movement, maybe it would never stop!
     
  19. WBahn

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    Or perhaps the administration could simply announce that they would no longer be enforced. :D
     
  20. Metalmann

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    That guy in Florida, who rolled off his bed into a sinkhole; could have used something like that.
     
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