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Offline Pecos_Bill

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flatland and virtual particles?
« on: 30/05/2013 06:35:28 »
I hope I am using the proper term. Are virtual particles those which only have a transient existence?

I remember reading "flatland" by Abbot.

Is it under consideration that these "transient" particles are passing in and out of space-time from some unknown dimension to another?


 

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Re: flatland and virtual particles?
« Reply #1 on: 30/05/2013 13:43:07 »
This is probably a good place to start looking at virtual particles.

http://profmattstrassler.com/articles-and-posts/particle-physics-basics/virtual-particles-what-are-they/

Flatland, on the other hand, is a good place to start looking at a lot of odd things.  :)
 

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Re: flatland and virtual particles?
« Reply #2 on: 30/05/2013 19:30:59 »
There are no such things as I think. Exchange it for indeterminism, with probabilities of becoming (outcomes), and I will find it easier to digest.
 

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Re: flatland and virtual particles?
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