posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 10:32 PM
I think I have figured out a flaw in the conventional wisdom that you need a moving magnetic field to generate a current. Col. Tom Bearden's Cheniere
Press has published (a while ago now) a booklet called the Secret World of Mangets by Howard Johnson, who is a master of understanding how magnets
In his booklet, he shows with pictures, that lines of magnetic force, that emerge from the north pole, do not just flow straight down to the south
pole but in fact rotate around the magnet at the same time. If you have a horseshoe magnet, then the lines of force flowing between the poles, also
rotates so that the lines of force rise up on one side then cross over the top and fall down the other side like a rotating tube.
Now if there was a stationary copper wire positioned such that it passes thru the lines of force of a horseshoe magnet, no current is generated
because the lines of force intersecting the wire on one side from one direction, would generate current that would be exactly counter-balanced by the
current generated by the lines of force on the opposite side hitting the wire from the opposite direction.
If the wire is moved, then the impact from both sides of the rotating lines of force are no longer balanced. For example, let's assume that the lines
of force are rotating in a clockwise direction and that the wire is moving upward. Therefore on the right side of the magnetic 'tube' the wire is
encountering more lines of force as those lines of force drop down to meet the rising wire. On the left side, the wire is 'chasing' the lines of
force which are moving in the same direction as the wire. Therefore the opposing forces are imbalanced and a current is produced.
This proves that the lines of force are rotating because if they weren't, the moving wire would be encountering equal amounts of lines of force on
So here is my idea. What if the copper 'wire' wasn't of uniform shape? ie. suppose you had a piece of copper that is triangular shaped. If you
insert it into the rotating lines of force, then more of the lines of force would come into contact with the wider part of the triangle compared with
the narrower part. What I'm conjecturing is that wider contact has the same impact as contact with more lines of force. Therefore opposing forces
would not be in balance and current would be sent in one direction even though the copper triangle isn't moving.
I have not tested this theory. Anyone wanting to try it is welcome to do so. This idea is in the public domain for the benefit of all.