Stop-Work Relativity



It is useful to show the behaviour of stop-work from different perspectives:

Relative views of animations

The above diagram shows the barrel B with the arbor wheel A and barrel wheel C mounted on it.

Now imagine that the watch is gigantic with people living at B, A and C. The view above is that of "God the watchmaker" looking at this watch universe from outside it. This particular universe is based on a Breguet self-winding watch. In his watches the barrel arbor rotates anti-clockwise to wind the mainspring and the barrel rotates anti-clockwise to run the watch; this is the reverse of ordinary watches.

As the watch is wound and as it runs God sees B, A and C rotating. As the watch is wound A rotates anti-clockwise, C rotates clockwise intermittently on its axis and the barrel B does not move. As the watch runs the barrel B rotates anti-clockwise, C (rotating with B) pirrouettes around the barrel arbor and intermittently rotates anti-clockwise on its axis, and A remains stationary.

But what do the people at B, A and C see?

Relative to the person standing on the barrel B is the center of the universe and it does not move, while A and C rotate around him. This is the same as in our universe. Relative to you the Earth does not move and the sun, stars and planets rotate around you.

Similarly, relative to the people standing on C and C those wheels are the center of the universe and do not move.

The following animations illustrate these six different perspectives:

Relative Animations Winding

Relative Animations Unwinding




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