Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 20:17:18 -0400

Author: "Dick Heckathorn"

Subject: RE: Cavendish problems


Please send plans quickly. I have a couple of students I would like to
place in a very very close proximity to it.


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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Sam Sampere
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: Cavendish problems

Hey, you could even sell licenses and sales territory rights to those
interested when you develop a "Personal Anti-gravity Unit", or PAU for
PAU also sounds more legit.


"Jason St. John" wrote:

> Hi, folks.
> We have a TA trying to set up a Cavendish balance, but he reports this
> problem:
> Once the sytem has settled to its equilibrium position without masses
> nearby, placing a Pb sphere mass has the OPPOSITE effect of expected:
> nearest arm of the balance swings AWAY, and if permitted, it will
> almost one hundred seventy degrees around. He's certain that he is
> permitting transient oscillations to die down, and he's loathe to
> the suspension wire, but that's the only place we can think to fix the
> problem.
> Those of you who are experienced with these: Does this sound familiar?
> dark energy to blame or is there a fix?
> gratefully,
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