Electromagnetic Space Ship: An Electrical Essay
Keywords: currents, electrodynamic forces, Feynman?s disk, Graham and Lahoz, Heaviside force, Lorentz force, net force
A simple electrical device that generates an oscillatory force is proposed. The only thing preventing it from becoming a viable space drive is its lack of a means of rectifying the force, which time averages to zero.
The following is a summary of two articles by Joseph Slepian (1891-1969), which appeared in the February and March 1949 issues of Electrical Engineering. This reference was provided to ESJ by Dr. James Corum.