Powerball: The Electrostatic Forces Which May Make Air Shuffling Less Random

Technology Review Download PDF: 20171114-infinity-electrostatics-powerball-science

How Random is Air Shuffling ? Ever wonder if there is any science in floating balls in air currents ? In duststorms, electrostatic charges build up. Same thing happens with volcanic ash when it is forced up, commonly causing corona discharge (lighting). Turns out, particles rubbing against each other produce a static charge. Ever wonder why certain numbers in Powerball come up more often, or why sequences turn up more often than not ? The reason, may be as simple as science, and a phenomenon known as Tribo- effect.


Powerball Historical Numbers:


Role of Pi: https://www.thoughtco.com/the-number-pi-3-141592654-3126451



Possible Algorithm Components:

Coulombs Law: Which describes the forces between charged particles.

F= ke(q1q2/r2) where ke=1/4pie0

Link to static charge: http://alphard.ethz.ch/Hafner/Vorles/PhysicalMod/chapter1.pdf

Pi: http://www.piday.org/learn-about-pi/

Static Charged Particles: Reference articles on dust charges below.

Temperature and Humidity: Static charges develop faster in drier environments.

Chaos Theory: Yes, there is such a thing.

Download our Filemaker database solution with all Powerball numbers through 20171111: http://www.laserstatics.com/download/filemaker/powerball-analysis-20171111-winner-public-release.fmp12

Note: The database is for illustrative purposes only, and allows you to search, look for patterns, and upload Powerball numbers. This is a free version. Contact Infinity for a full version.

Filemaker Solution from Infinity Electrostatics – Example of Powerball Numbers Page


Solution requires Filemaker software (Mac/Windows) to read, or FileMaker Go for iPhone and iPad.

Filemaker Solution from Infinity Electrostatics – Example of Powerball Summary Numbers Page


Articles on Static Charges in Dust Storms:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-dangers-of-the- dust-bowl-included-electrocution-by -1678668802





1. You need to play all 69 numbers for the first number (1-69). All of the following numbers will be a result of that first number.

2. Pair the balls with the most picks (i.e. they have the most static charge) with high probability into a algorithm.

3. Develop a algorithm which incorporates Pi and Coulombs Law.

4. Go for the match 5 which has better odds, instead of the Powerball Jackpot.

How To Play Powerball:

1. http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_howtoplay.asp

2. Drawings are every Wednesday and Saturday.

3. They draw five white balls out of a drum with 69 balls and one red ball out of a drum with 26 red. These are air shuffled in Florida, which has high humidity, but probably humidity controlled inside.

4. Odds are not in your favor !

Use Filemaker:

Filemaker allows you to incorporate complex algorithms and data analysis by building custom database solutions. It’s easy to use, and very fast.

Summary: This is a fun project which incorporates science, static charge, and methodology. It’s a good exercise in developing formulas and discipline in organization. Make a plan and follow-through.


Good luck ! 


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