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1. The moment of a force; the measure of a force's tendency to produce torsion and rotation about an axis, equal to the vector product of the radius vector from the axis of rotation to the point of application of the force and the force vector.
2. A turning or twisting force.
I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul.
~ Walt Whitman
….have you even blown up a light bulb or made the lights in your home flicker? ….in anger …?
So love makes the balls grow? Sorry I had to ask. ….I have a serious amount of static electricity in my body. I am always zapping things.
I can certainly help decipher the meaning from a Freudian perspective: ……. www.dreammoods.com...
….How would one apply the notios of "torque" to the fundamentals of electricity, and then how could that be interpreted and applied to a biological entity?
….it seems possible to create a formula to convert the notion of torque to an electrical system….
I've sent the question to my brother, he is a physicist and economist. I'll let you know if he comes up with anything. In the meantime, I'll ponder it myself. ….
Electricity is ignored in biology.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by soficrow
So, if someone was very good in both applied mathematics and also true mathematics, and if they could somehow visualize the holes and gaps in the theories, and apply the notion of torque, they might get very interesting results, possibly even groundbreaking, tangible math to connect electricity and magnetics.
But, he didn't want to tackle it himself.
The phone cord effect in protein folding
Anyone who has ever coiled a rope knows that you have to twist the ends to get the coil to stay flat. Depending on which way you twist the ends, you get either a right-handed or a left-handed rope coil. We believe that the same can be said for an α-helix during protein folding that the ends of the helix must also twist. Coiling a rope creates torque on the ends because the rope cannot pivot to relieve torsional stress.
Alpha helical crossovers favor right-handed supersecondary structures by kinetic trapping: the phone cord effect in protein folding.
….If the beta-sheet contacts are made before the crossover helix is fully formed, and if the backbone angles of the folding helix follows the energetic pathway of least resistance, then the helix would impart a torque on the ends of the two strands. Such a torque would tear apart a left-handed conformation but hold together a right-handed one. Right-handed helical crossovers predominate even in all-alpha proteins, where previous explanations based on the preferred twist of the beta sheet do not apply. Using simple molecular simulations, we can reproduce the right-handed preference in beta-alpha-beta units, without imposing specific beta-strand geometry. ….
…. a package of toxic environmental factors underpins the pathogenesis of TSEs, where the simultaneous exposure to a copper deficient food chain and rogue radioactive metal pollutants brings about the malformation of the prion protein , with a consequent break down in the way that the brain deals with incoming surges of electromagnetic radiation - eg; light and sound waves, etc.
Intensive exposures to natural and artificial sources of infrasonic acoustic shock (tectonic disturbances, supersonic aeroplanes, etc.) have been observed in ecosystems supporting mammalian populations that are blighted by clusters of traditional and new variant strains of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). But TSEs will only emerge in those 'infrasound-rich' environments which are simultaneously influenced by eco-factors that induce a high manganese (Mn)/low copper (Cu)-zinc (Zn) ratio in brains of local mammalian populations. Since cellular prion protein (PrPc) is a cupro-protein expressed throughout the circadian mediated pathways of the body, it is proposed that PrP's Cu component performs a role in the conduction and distribution of endogenous electromagnetic energy; energy that has been transduced from incoming ultraviolet, acoustic, geomagnetic radiations. ….
Biomolecule induced nanoparticle aggregation
A burst of research activities has been seen in recent years for the synthesis and characterization of metal nanoparticles, which arise from their numerous possible applications in physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and their different interdisciplinary fields [1–8].
That is some extremely interesting stuff!
....Dreams can be very informative, I've solved a lot of problems by thinking of them before I go to sleep, and then waking up to a solution and jumping out of bed to jot it down before I forget it. ...But, in this case, this information was unsolicited, and now you have a lot of it.
Is there something you can do with it? Or someone you can share it with to guide them in some way? I'd love to know it was going somewhere to be acted upon, even if we never know the full results. Even if someone just read this thread and forgot about it, but it later shaped their research.