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Virtual particles, a question, and a theory
« on: 09/03/2006 03:51:38 »
well virutal particles are produced because of heisenbergs uncertanty principle of course, and they exist for a very small amount of time and then return back to nonexistance instantly, because they arent real and cannot be observed.
However, these fake particles CAN become real particles when you flood the area with energy, it would take aout 6 x 10**9 K to make an electron real, it actually makes a particle pair real, a real one and an anti matter one. However, this real particle will normally annihilate with the anti one.

If you have that area flooded with particles though, it could perhaps anihilate with one of the actual paticles, not the virtual one (which is temporarily real).

If you take away the energy away does it become a virtual particle again? and disapear (my knowledge of virtual particles is limited) also, could you somehow interlink it with another particle (again a topic i dont know to much about, like entangling of electrons or what not) in such a manner that if one phased out the other would to? like connect them some how?
If you could do this, where would those particles that phased out go?

idk just random speculaton here


 

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Re: Virtual particles, a question, and a theory
« Reply #1 on: 10/03/2006 10:40:56 »
As all electrons are totally indistinguishable from one another it does not matter which electron a virtual positron anihilates with.

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Re: Virtual particles, a question, and a theory
« Reply #2 on: 10/03/2006 17:03:34 »
The only way that you could take the energy away would be to anihilate it with a positron, an then yes it would dissappear.
 

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Re: Virtual particles, a question, and a theory
« Reply #3 on: 28/04/2006 07:38:45 »
are all electrons totally indistiguisable from one another soul surfer?
what about the velocities electrons have?
if one is moving, and the newly created one isnt, and the moving one is anhiliated, doesnt that mean that kinetic energy was just lost?
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Re: Virtual particles, a question, and a theory
« Reply #4 on: 30/04/2006 10:33:09 »
If one electron is in one place and moving at a particular velocity and another is in a different place and a different velocity you can tell them apart but if two electrons "collide" and bounce off each other there is no way you can tell which is which after the event  they might just have had a near miss and gone by each other

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Re: Virtual particles, a question, and a theory
« Reply #5 on: 30/04/2006 21:49:01 »
ah
ok thanks
 

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