figure into the equation. The only way it would then be
counted is if the ball somehow went up it part of the time,
making it dualaxial.
A rotating wheel for carrying weights is the typical example of
a dualaxial element. But in that case it also counts as a
moving part. The triangular track for Repeating Lever 2 is an
example of a dualaxial element that is not a moving part.
Note that in that case extensive measures must be taken to
make it workable, e.g. it must consist of two halves, and the
lever must pass between them. But the function binds the
two halves together. Neither half could perform the function
without the other. Consequently it is counted as one element.
A component consisting of two distinct
elements that
nevertheless move as one also counts as one component.
For example the seesaw and the triangular track mounted
on it are one moving part.
Below is a list of the volitional values of my concepts.
The "Coquette" is a new device I haven't posted anywhere
before.
The Impossible Machine
CALCULATING VOLITION
Volition ( ) = Moving Parts /
Non or Dual Axial Parts
(including those that are
moving) and parts that have
onetime value.
Consider compounding if non
or dual axial parts have one
time value—not a good thing,
e.g. if ball must begin on slope
but does not return to the
slope, count the slope twice.
Incidentally if the ball
returned to the slope the
slope would become an axial
fixed element that doesn’t
NAME OF DEVICE






VOLITION







DOMINOES

1

"COQUETTE"

2

MOTIVE MASS MACHINE

2

REPEAT LEVER 2

2

REPEAT LEVER 1

2.6

GRAVBUOY 2

4

TILT MOTOR

5




High values of volition indicate overall energy
potential, according to tentative theories of
perpetual motion.
For amusement, here is an example of a typical
perpetual motion wheel: 12 moving arms +
wheel = 13 moving parts. 12 dual axial arms + 1
dual axial wheel = 13 components in the
second category.
13 / 13 = 1, the same as dominoes (i.e.
temporary energy at best).
This shows how effective the equation is in
determining the usefulness of a pm device.
NAME OF DEVICE






VOLITION







Typical radially sym. wheel

1


In the context of the equations that follow, it
becomes apparent that there is no real way to
build a pm device with a volition of 1. Even some
of the devices with high volition are brought low
by equilibrium.