[extropy-chat] An Error in Nanosystems!
sti at cam.org
Wed Apr 7 07:33:58 UTC 2004
On 7 Apr 2004 at 0:44, Hal Finney wrote:
> "Figure 1.1. End views and exploded views of a sample overlap-repulsion
> bearing design (shown in both ball-and-stick and space-filling
> representations). Geometries represent energy minima determined by the
> MM2/CSC molecular mechanics software. Note the six-fold symmetry of the
> shaft structure and the fourteen-fold symmetry of the surrounding ring;
> this relatively prime combination results in low energy barriers to
> rotation of the shaft within the ring. Bearing structures are discussed
> further in Chapter 10...."
> Can you see the flaw? I'll let readers here try to figure it out.
Is it the fact that 6 and 14 aren't relatively prime? They have 2 for a
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