# The Master Angle: An Elementary Discovery

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I am writing as someone with special interest in the area of elementary physics.

Recently, on July 3rd, 2014, I made a discovery following from a mathematical observation:

That in some cases of engineering H - V > V (H).

What follows is a very peculiar state in which I believe an object can roll upwards, as shown in this video.

I have tested it several times, and I believe it works!

Note: The video has been updated to a more recent experiment, which looks more conclusive.

Nathan Coppedge More recent experiments have shown greater acuity with the level in cases where the backboard is closer to vertical, but still sloped.
Nathan Coppedge Factor 1: The smoothness and straightness of the second board, which I call the horizontal angle. In the worst case, the spring action of the board could be investigated. Factor 2: The smoothness and straightness of the backboard, which as I've stated must be at a precise angle. My experimentation has shown that this must be very straight, or even perhaps slightly inward-curved. Meta-Factor: In the case of an Escher Machine, it is best if the length of the two matching master angles can be maximized, to increase the downwards angularity of each of the joining slopes running contingently. Note that because the master angles go in opposite directions and each is sloped up, so the angulairty of each of the joining slopes is equal to the angle of the master angle * the length differential, usually leaving a sharper slope for the joining slopes, to added advantage. It is not a flatland between the master angles as in the case of two equi-directional slopes.
Nathan Coppedge Stats for the Master Angle: Only about 1/160th - 1/320th of an inch upward motion every inch, possibly closer to 1/160th. Backboard has angle of about 5/16ths in. / inch. Horizontal angle (angular support) has an angle of about 1/8th inch / inch. in relation to the right angles of the backboard. In addition, the backboard has a slight rotation of about 0.8 / 16ths or 1/20th of an inch to the left on the horizontal in the case of counter-clockwise (or rightward) motion. The same rotation is instead to the right on the horizontal in the case of clockwise (leftward) motion. Hope that helps prospective duplications. Hopefully there will be some.
Nathan Coppedge A graphic explaining the physics, is available at: http://www.academicroom.com/image/physics-escher-machine-initial-version
Nathan Coppedge A graphic showing the theory of how to turn this simple device into a perpetual motion machine may be found at Wikipedia at the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Escher_Machine_of_Nathan_Coppedge.jpg
Nathan Coppedge Important note on duplicating the experiment: for rightwards motion, the lower left-hand corner should be slightly lower than the lower right-hand-corner, and the upper right hand corner should be slightly higher than the upper left-hand corner. Reverse all of these if moving leftwards.
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