As commonly used with respect to engineered systems for production of useful
mechanical or EM energy such as the production of light or heat, COP refers to
the system output useful energy/ energy input.
The key is what is “useful energy” in above definition?
In most cases it is assumed that there is a conservation of energy in the
system being considered—that stored potential energy may change to useful
energy—generally mechanical or kinetic energy. In this regard photons may be
considered kinetic energy. if moving, or potential energy, if trapped.
Thus a deeper understanding of the energy transitions which occur over time
with respect to the engineered system being considered (transitions between
potential and kinetic energy) is what is most instructive IMHO.
For engineered systems that couple to the ZPE/ZPF energy source I would
consider that source a potential energy, much like the potential energy of a
fuel in a LENR engineered system. with the added benefit of always being
From: Jed Rothwell <jedrothw...@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 8:12:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Vo]:LENR fission
JonesBeene <jone...@pacbell.net<mailto:jone...@pacbell.net>> wrote:
Apparently this is too an issue which is either not important or too technical
for you. I looked at the few of these references and none of them mention COP
wrt thermal feedback.
As I said, that is because the COP is meaningless in cold fusion. However, as I
also said, a thermal pulse often produces heat after death, with a COP of
infinity. You can't ask for more enhancement than that!
A lack of comprehension of the value of COP as an intuitive and accurate metric
in LENR and the silly attempt to change its meaning is apparently guiding an
uncharacteristic flood of disinformation…
I do not see what is intuitive or accurate about a parameter that does not even
exist in many experiments. Input power with electrolysis affects the formation
of material, but it has nothing to do with the performance of the reaction
itself. The reaction works with no input power during heat after death or with
gas loading, so how can the ratio of input to output (the COP) be a critical
parameter? I suggest you address that question rather than insulting top
experts in this field such as Fleischmann, Storms and Miles. (They are the ones
who say this, not me. Or not just me.)