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Subject: Re: Lehman construction
From: ChrisAtUpw@.......
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 18:09:28 EST

>> No, obviously the frame is a strong magnetic effect, but the question is=20
phrased that the oil load made a difference so theoretically all we have to=20
consider is the delta effect, as the question was, =E2=80=9C=E2=80=A6can you=
 calculate the=20
capacity of the oil truck?=E2=80=9D  Doug and I are just speculating about o=
possible effects than just the weight of the oil on the bedrock.  I was=20
speculating primarily tongue-in-cheek, as probably for any possibility of th=
effect to be significant, the Lehman would have to be constructed with the=20
magnet on the arm, and we weren't given that information.

    My point is that there is such a huge ratio between the diamagnetic=20
susceptability of oil and the ferromagnetic susceptability of iron that the=20
oil could not have any effect.

    I don't discount the gravitational attraction. G=3D 6.67x10^ -11 m^3 / K=
s^-2 according to my quick calculations. Force F newtons =3D GxM1xM2/ d^2 wh=
M's are in Kg and d is in m.
 Regards, Chris Chapman


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