Hi mathematicians, I'm in need of some help in formalizing the dynamic model of a helix which radiates matter due to the centrifugal force of it's spin. This simulation model from Wikipedia is a good starting point: Spinning Helix Now imagine that particles are emitted radially from the edge of the helix loops. These particles will travel in a diagonal line due to the lateral motion of the hoops along the axis of spin in addition to the perpendicular lateral motion due to circular spin of the hoops. My hypothesis is that this dynamic model will induce a self-propelled helix which will move along the z-axis due to the reaction force of it's particle emission 'behind' it. For simplicity I wasn't intending to model the loss of 'mass' of the helix because it can be assumed that particles are absorbed back into the helix by an even distribution of incoming particles. Does this make any sense to anyone?