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Re: Variable Capacitance and Inductance
Original poster: "liam by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <liam-at-neteze-dot-com>
thos thatcan do, do and those that cannot do, teach bill
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: Variable Capacitance and Inductance
> Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> > It reminds me of my ninth grade science teacher... We came to an
> > in our manual where a ping pong ball was placed in an upside down funnel
> > we had to blow into the funnel while releasing the ball. The teacher
> > there was no point in doing the experiment since it was obvious the ball
> > would simply fall to the floor. Being of an inquisitive mind, I
> > we do the experiment anyway. The teacher rose his voice in arrogance
> > tried to make a mockery of me in front of the class and had me stand in
> > front of everybody while I did the experiment. To his surprise, the
> > stayed in the funnel due to eddy currents of air. And I was able to
> > snide remark that made his face turn red.
> We have all had teachers like that. Mine found out
> the hard way that some of us knew more about van de
> Graaf generators than he did.
> > We should all have questioning minds, but we must all have respect for
> > others at the same time. If one of the brightest minds in human history
> > said capacitance and inductance were variable, we had better prove him
> > with data and not blow his research away with uninformed opinions.
> And many of the best and the brightest SINCE THEN,
> or, rather, the best and the brightest who have chosen to
> practice electrical and electronic engineering, have
> repeated the experiments. Over and over. And gotten better
> and better understanding. Entire books are filled with
> the results of these tests. The 'uniformed opinions'
> are those of a century of people, who brought us television,
> radio, pictures from Mars, Jupiter, etc.