[time-nuts] I think I've become a Volt nut too.
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Tue Jan 12 23:17:33 UTC 2010
For open box pendulums, the air swishing around in the cave should be very effective at locking every single one of them up.
For something like a vacuum enclosed clock you would need lock modes that are a bit more crazy.
On Jan 12, 2010, at 5:53 PM, Magnus Danielson wrote:
> Bill Hawkins wrote:
>> I'm picturing 100,000 pendula in a cave, all gravity locked to
>> their neighbors. (How small would they have to be to fit into
>> the main cave at Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico?)
> Gravity-lock? Wouldn't just the ordinary sound-waves be sufficient?
> With a pendulum there will be mechanical bending and torsion as it swings here and there... here and there... far more likely than the gravity shift of the swings.
> Regardless, even for well balanced, counter-swinging and whatever, putting distance between two clocks will reduce both acoustical and gravity coupling between them. Acoustical damping adapted to the pendulum rate would also help, both as a transmitter and as a receiver, just as with any EMC case.
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