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if i were to stick a metal chain through a bunch of wire coils and attach a motor to the chain and attach all the coils to the motors could i make perpetual motion? I doubt it
I agree with you, I doubt it. Perpetual motion machines have been invented and shown not to work for centuries, starting in the 8th. Hundreds have been contrived. Even Leonardo da Vinci had a go at it. The possibility has been disproved both by experimental testing and by theoretical analysis. The main bugaboo is the second law of thermodynamics. See the nice articlehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_perpetual_motion_machines
for some amusing attempts.
(published on 09/14/10)
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