electron schwarzchild radius problem

by mrllama
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mrllama is offline
Oct30-10, 12:09 PM
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The schwarszchild radius of an electron=1.353*10^-57m, and to work out the volume of a particle assuming it is spherical is 4/3*pi*radius^3 so the volume of an electron at its schwarzchild radius is 4/3*pi*1.353*10^-57^3 = 0!?!?!!! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN :S
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alxm is offline
Oct30-10, 12:47 PM
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I'd say it means you need to learn about operator precedence so that you don't confuse (10^-57)^3 with 10^-57^3 = 10^-185193, causing an arithmetic underflow on your calculator.
omegabeta is offline
Oct31-10, 12:38 AM
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May I suggest it's because the volume in cubic meters in less than 10^-99, hence your calculator figures this is as good as zero. Fair enough wouldn't you say!

Sakha is offline
Oct31-10, 01:56 AM
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electron schwarzchild radius problem

Anyways, applying the concept of Schwarzchild radius to an electron seems pointless.

EDIT: It appears it's not entirely pointless. There's even a wikipedia article about it.

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