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

Author: "Dick Heckathorn"

Subject: RE: Cavendish problems

Post:

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

Dick

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
[mailto:owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu] On Behalf Of Sam Sampere
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 3:12 PM
To: tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu
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
short.
PAU also sounds more legit.

Sam

"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:
the
> nearest arm of the balance swings AWAY, and if permitted, it will
swing
> almost one hundred seventy degrees around. He's certain that he is
> permitting transient oscillations to die down, and he's loathe to
replace
> 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?
Is
> dark energy to blame or is there a fix?
>
> gratefully,
> ____________________________________________________
> Jason St. John 617.353.2634 stjohn@bu.edu
> Boston University Physics Lecture Demonstrations



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