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*From*: John Denker <jsd@av8n.com>*Date*: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:02:49 -0700

On 08/06/2014 09:20 AM, Bob Sciamanda wrote:

Dissipation is mandated, and nature will find a way

You say that like it's a law of nature. However, it

isn't, not in any way that is relevant to the original

topic of this thread.

- she has invented RADIATION!

EG., ==>

AJP, 70, pg 415, 2002

AJP, 72, pg 662, 2004.

Both of those papers start from the assumption that a

certain amount of energy must be "missing" or "lost",

and then proceed to describe places where the energy

could go. Alas, the initial assumption is wrong.

Proof by construction, as given in my previous message.

The title of the 2004 paper says "Capacitors can radiate".

Well, yes they can, and /sometimes/ they do. If you make

a pile of assumptions, you can estimate how much.

HOWEVER, each of those assumptions is an assumption,

not a law of nature. There is a very long leap from

"can" radiate to "must" radiate.

The goalposts have already been moved from dissipating

half the energy to dissipating "some" energy. Would

you care to put a number on that? What is the minimum

energy that a capacitor is "mandated" to radiate? Or

to put it the other way, what is the maximum Q imposed

by the laws of nature, the maximum Q an oscillator can

possibly have?

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