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CALCULATING EFFICIENCY
Efficiency = Volition (      ) / VE

Efficiency is supposed to give
an estimate of the device's
overall effectiveness, that is
the compatibility between its
energy and its centeredness.

Efficiency values for my
devices
follows, followed by a chart
summarizing the rankings of
each device according to all
three values: volition,
equilibrium, and efficiency.
VOLITIONAL ENERGY

VOLITIONAL EQUILIBRIUM

CALCULATING EQUILIBRIUM

CALCULATING VOLITION

CALCULATING EFFICIENCY
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NAME OF DEVICE
efficiency symbol
EFFICIENCY
GRAV-BUOY 2
1/15
REPEAT LEVER 1
0.325
DOMINOES
1
MOTIVE MASS
MACHINE
1
REPEAT LEVER 2
2
"COQUETTE"
2 or 4
TILT MOTOR
5
   
efficiency symbol
NAME OF DEVICE
volition symbol
VE
efficiency symbol
GRAV-BUOY 2
4 (2nd)
60 (5th)
1/15 (6th)
REPEAT LEVER 1
2.6 (3rd)
8 (4th)
0.325 (5th)
DOMINOES
1 (5th)
1 (2nd)
1 (4th)
MOTIVE MASS
2 (4th)
2 (3rd)
1 (4th)
REPEAT LEVER 2
2 (4th)
1 (2nd)
2 (3rd)
"COQUETTE"
2 (4th)
0.5 or 1 (1st)
2 or 4 (2nd)
TILT MOTOR
5 (1st)
1  (2nd)
5 (1st)
       
Low efficiency (less than 1) means emphasis is placed on
quantity of moving parts. It becomes important to make sure
the primary principle operating is sufficient to cause
movements of multiple parts simultaneously.

Medium efficiency (1 to 2) suggests that angles and
proportions are key. Attention should be paid as to how to
circumvent resistance via geometric solutions and variations
in the state of the device.

High efficiency (better than 2) requires a special principle,
especially resulting from the combination of two
complementary principles. Not only that, but the special case
must be realized in which resistance is at an absolute
minimum. Everything counts.
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