Wormholes; things I dont quite understand.

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Offline anerratic

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Wormholes; things I dont quite understand.
« on: 19/06/2009 21:35:49 »
Hi! I am wondering about wormholes and have a couple of questions to ask which my physics teacher could not answer;

1) If I create a stable wormhole, one of the entrances to which is at sea level and the other a few metres to a few miles above, and if I pushed an object through (say an apple) wouldn't that apple be gaining gravitational potential energy? Because I wouldn't have put any energy into the work done. The apple would drop and release gravitational potential energy in the form of kinetic energy. Wouldn't I be breaking the first law of thermodynamics? (see diagram with WE being wormhole entrance, and WT being wormhole terminus)

2) What would be inside a wormhole (If anything)?

thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: 20/06/2009 00:31:17 »
I think the answer to your question lies in the word "IF".
You're taking a tenuous idea and trying to apply it to an everyday situation. We haven't even found a wormhole yet!

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« Reply #2 on: 20/06/2009 06:26:15 »
I've thought about that too while watching stargate, I figured the stargate must just add the neccessary energy to keep everything smooth from its mysterious energy source :p


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« Reply #3 on: 20/06/2009 12:14:08 »
I don't think wormholes can even be classified as hypothetical. 'Fantasy' would be a better description. The idea that I can enter a wormhole here in London and step out the other end a split second later in Sydney or even on the surface of Neptune is the stuff of SF.
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