Post by Gareth's Downstairs Computer Post by rickman Post by Gareth's Downstairs Computer
Just looking at the mechanism in the master free pendulum,
what happens if the two pendulums are PI out of phase, for
this suggests that the light gravity link will drop on the
wrong side of the master pendulums impulse wheel?
The clock is not designed to work arbitrarily. I am sure it has to be
started with an approximate phase alignment. Likewise they have to
trim each pendulum to swing at the appropriate rate. The master
pendulum has to swing as close to a 2 second period as possible since
that determines the accuracy of the clock.
There are a lot of details you don't find on most web pages about the clock.
I've just discovered that the two Philip Woodward books, "My own
right time" and "Woodward On Time", both of which I purchased
some months ago on recommendation from other members of the
BHI Bristol Branch, have extensive discussion on the
Shortt / Synchronome arrangement, and all my questions have been
Apologies for wasting the time and bandwidth of those having little
or no interest in the posited mechanical phase locked loop.
Being a bookworm, I tend to oversupply myself with publications about
whatever happens to be my interest of the day, to the effect that it
is difficult to keep track of all their contents.
UKRA readers may recall how Evans tried to extricate himself from his
'Big K' debacle- he suddenly 'noticed' a term in the standard
mathematics (T) which he claimed served the same purpose as has Big K.
The fact he had 'missed' T for years, his reasoning behind the supposed
his Big K not explaining the presence of T, were met with his usual abuse.
His latest post seems no more than a repeat of this old 'missed T'
tactic, after he has realised he has dug himself into a hole yet again
by trying to argue with his technical betters.
Suspect someone is claiming a benefit under false pretences? Incapacity
Benefit or Personal Independence Payment when they don't need it? They
are depriving those in real need!