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PERPETUAL MOTION: the so far unrealized ability for
any given machine to keep moving on its own
power, without use of an external or stored energy
source, unless interrupted.

OVER-UNITY: a condition in which a machine
produces energy that is more than equal to energy
input, analogous to finding a row of dominoes that
nobody set up.

PMM: Perpetual Motion Machine

FREE ENERGY: energy that is not the product of a
depletable resource, and may be reliably tapped
given reasonable conditions (some sources
exclude wind and hydroelectric, for various

PHYSICS: the mathematical study of the properties
and laws that determine the behavior of objects, or
conceivably, anything, in the material world.

APPLIED PHYSICS: the use of physics or physical
laws within the specific case of certain objects,
properties, or relationships.

REPEATABLE MOTION: movement of parts so that
the same action would occur again if the machine

CYCLE: in a perpetual motion machine, the period
during which all moving parts return to an
equivalent, i.e. mechanically identical state.

ROTATION: the movements that occur during a
cycle to return a PMM to an equivalent

MODULAR UNIT: a standard component of a PMM. In
Volitional Mechanics, one of a number of
equivalent sections or "gates" of a device, each of
which must work to sustain the principle of unity.

PRINCIPLE OF UTILITY: the principle acting in a PMM
through which it achieves over-unity. See Volitional

VOLITIONAL ENERGY (Ve): a measurement
comparing the number of essential moving parts in
a Volitional Energy Device with the number of
essential non or dual axial elements. Given
constant Equilibrium, the device with greatest
Volitional Energy is theoretically "most perpetual".

LOCATIONAL VOLITION (LV): The tendency of a
volitional energy device to return to a previous
location or state. Also, a measure of the
"returningness" of a device, usually between 0 and
1. Lower locational volition means greater
centeredness, and greater return on energy.

VOLITIONAL EQUILIBRIUM (VE): A numeric evaluation
of the "centeredness" of the volitional energy
device, running from higher balance and reliability
to greater unbalance with higher energy potential.

perpetual motion device using Volitional
Mechanical principles.

VOLITIONAL MECHANICS: A special system I am
developing specifically for handling calculations for
working perpetual motion machines, and
discovering the categorical differences that may
distinguish success from failure.

DOMINO STANDARD: refers to the use of a series
dominoes and its volitional properties as a kind of
rubric through which the relative workability of
Volitional Energy concepts can be determined.
Presumably, to have worse values than dominoes
implies that the device must in some other respect
be far superior than dominoes to recover.
Alternatively, it may be possible that no device
functions below the level of dominoes.

VOLITIONAL PRINCIPLES: the principles of Volitional
Mechanics, meant to effect the workability of a
Volitional Energy Device, essentially concerned
with maintaining and enhancing volition,
volitional equilibrium, and hence efficiency.

PRINCIPLE OF UNITY: the basic principle of
conserving energy in such a way that there is no
net energy loss, generally through a cyclical
process. In Volitional Mechanics this relates
specifically to building a device in such a way that
movements are recoverable; e.g. unlike dominoes
a means exists to reset the device through the
device's own anticipated movements.

PRINCIPLE OF UTILITY: any volitional principle, or a
combination of multiple principles, that promotes

PRINCIPLE OF VOLITION: principle that one-time-use
and dual-axial elements inhibit a device (although
one or more dual-axial elements may be
necessary), while moving axial parts contribute to

PRINCIPLE OF EQUILIBRIUM: The principle that large
numbers of subcycles are inefficient, counteracted
superficially by stems in each cycle, and more
directly by the number of simultaneously moving
modular units.

PRINCIPLE OF EFFICIENCY: the principle that high
volitional energy combined with a low equilibrium
value results in the greatest utility.


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