billy.stiltner at gmail.com
Tue May 10 19:02:19 CEST 2011
On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Andy Farnell <padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk>wrote:
> On Mon, 9 May 2011 07:08:18 -0400
> Billy Stiltner <billy.stiltner at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Now imagine a whammy bar fixed with the smoothest
> > bearings and axle known. Now imagine the atomic structure of the axle and
> > bearing. Isn't the whammy bar going to stop at little steps at the flat
> > spots where any 2 atoms of the bearings line up with any 2 atoms of the
> > axle? Would this not be discrete.
> If the whammy was long, a finite, discrete change of angle would make
> the end of the bar move several inches. Since it could not exist in
> any position between two discrete angles the end would have to move
> instantaneously (infinite velocity) between two positions in space.
> This would lead to sore fingers.
I didn't think it through very well.
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