Vladimir Tolchin, a Russian engineer, discovered in the mid-1900s a way to
convert rotational movement into linear movement, in closed systems, apparently
without reaction forces. This is an apparent violation of Newton's third
law of motion (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction).
Energy may be conserved, but linear momentum is apparently not. Tolchin
was suppressed while he was alive in Russia. Now there is a revival of
interest in his discovery. The applications could include propellant-less
satellite positioning and orientation, and propulsion in spacecraft, submarines and boats, aircraft, and
automobiles. IF the effect is real.
Vladimir Poponin, a Russian scientist now living in San Francisco and working
with International Space Sciences Organization (ISSO), introduced me to Russian
scientist Gennady Shipov in 1999. Shipov has developed a physical theory
to explain the Tolchin phenomenon, and has in 2000 moved to Thailand and carried
out experiments which appear to verify and elucidate it. Poponin and
Shipov showed me a video of an old film of Tolchin's experiments.
To the trained eye, this film is astounding. Tolchin's devices appear
to break the laws of physics as we learn them in introductory physics.
This film inspired me to analyze what it shows, and to try to duplicate and
study the phenomenon myself. Most scientists and engineers I have talked
to have been very skeptical, and have not even been willing to watch the
video. But I decided to proceed.
Preliminary analysis of the Tolchin film
Research Progress Note 1: Inertioid experiments at
Stanford, 19 August 2000