"Thanks for drawing my attention to the Harvey Morgan paper in IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES) of January 1998, pages 5 to 10, "Now we can explore the Universe". I have just visited the library here at Southampton University to take a look at it.
Yes, as you say, he had two flywheels separated by 1/16 inch facing each other. When the motor was energized, it accelerated the lead flywheel toward it's top rated speed. The other flywheel, in response to the changing angular velocity and momentum of the lead flywheel, started turning briskly - in the opposite direction!
Yes, that is contrary to Newton's laws! Harvey Morgan has confirmed that there is a kind of spin field momentum that Professor Eric Laithwaite had in mind when he performed his dual flywheel tests with a separating partition between the two wheels.", unquote
This has jogged my memory concerning my own observations many years ago, (1962), while a student still in high school. During one of our assembly's we were given a demonstration of physics in action by a visiting university student who was on a grant to show high school students some of the really neat things about science and physics. His demonstration of two bicycle wheels mounted on the ends of a short rod, which he held at the center, did the same as described above for the two spinning disks. Using a small battery powered motor, while holding the rod vertically so that the two wheels were parallel to the Earth, he accelerated the top bicycle wheel faster and faster via the small motor held at the rim of the tire. Lo and behold, the bottom bicycle wheel began to spin in the opposite direction! (No connection to the top wheel at all). This also puzzled my physics teacher, who had no answer for it. (The rod between the bicycle wheels was solid and about three feet long. This is a lot farther apart than the disks mentioned above.) Apparently, knowledge of this phenomena has been around for some time.
In my book, "Electrogravitation
As A Unified Field Theory", Chapter 09, figure #9, on page 145, the
mechanism is detailed which may explain why the actions above occur. Part
of page 145 is reproduced below as a quick reference diagram concerning
quantum electrogravitational action.
It should be noted that energy/meter can be related directly to: F = mv^2/r, which can be related to the centripetal force of a body in rotation about a central axis. Then, for a macroscopic body undergoing an accelerated rotational motion, a field may be generated at the large scale which in every respect may be identical to the interaction field generated from the quantum charges as outlined in the above diagram. That is to say, one form of energy at the quantum level can be duplicated the macroscopic level. Further, the resultant interaction force may demonstrate a magnetic aspect not expected from objects that are normally considered to be incapable of generating a magnetic field, such as a non-conductive disk or wheel.
following is postulated:
There should exist between the disks or bicycle wheels a force of attraction as well as an induced counter rotation of the other system when one of the systems (disk or wheel) is accelerated. Further, there should exist a force of REPULSION between the two systems when the inducing system (disk or wheel) is slowed down again. This also induces the second system to rotate in the same direction as the inducing wheel or disk.
The above postulate could easily be verified experimentally by measuring the force exerted between the systems along their common axis of rotation.
In chapter 12 of my book I presented the concept of a rotating mass field engendered by a standing phase wave moving around the perimeter of a saucer shaped craft much faster than the velocity of light. This in turn generated a group wave which represents the mass field portion that rotates much slower. (Its movement would be visible to the naked eye if the associated standing waves were intense enough and thus ionized the air around the craft). Therefore, based on the above analysis and the resulting postulate above concerning the spinning disk action as far as repulsion and attraction were concerned, it is suggested herein that the action of repulsion and attraction could be achieved by the similar action of the rotating mass field of a flying saucer. That is, starting from a high rate of mass field spin and decelerating it, repulsion would be the result. Also, accelerating the mass field would thus cause a force of attraction. (Both actions are occurring near a mass such as the Earth.)
In conclusion it is again postulated that mass in macroscopic form and in accelerated or decelerated circular motion will engender the same type of field interaction that is generated at the quantum level shown in the above figure. ----- Jerry E. Bayles.