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I'm having trouble understanding why this machine doesn't work. Part of a ring, half of which is uniformly charged, is located between two oppositely charged plates, attracting to the negative one and pushing away from the positive one, thus gaining angular momentum.
I understand that perpetuum mobile is impossible, however, I'm interested why in terms of electrostatics and mechanics this machine can't accelerate infinitely.