On the Feynman Ratchet and the Brownian Motor

On the Feynman Ratchet and the Brownian Motor

Gyula Vincze1, Gyula Peter Szigeti2, Andras Szasz1

1Department of Biotechnics, St. Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary

2Institute of Human Physiology and Clinical Experimental Research, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Abstract

We study the Brownian ratchet conditions starting with Feynman’s proposal. We show that this proposal is incomplete, and is in fact non-workable. We give the correct model for this ratchet.

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