chrismb wrote:OK, fair play. I'll try to avoid the negative pull-down on the comment and replace 'can/could' with 'may conceivably' when I read it again.Art Carlson wrote:It's called brainstorming. Weeding out the bad ideas is a subsequent step.
I don't really know how elastic FRC bounces are. Actually, I think if you throw them at a metal plate or at each other, they tend to thermalize and stick. If you send them into a gently increasing magnetic field, then they should decelerate and turn around. But that would take you as much length as accelerating them in the first place, so you haven't gained anything. I got on this tack because I thought I saw a similar concept sometime in the distant past, but I may have gotten something confused.
I think I'll give up the bounce idea and try to figure out what will happen if you try to make an FRC go around a corner.