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    Thoughts on perpetual motion.

    Perpetual motion occurs all the time. According to Newton a mass will keep moving at the same speed unless it is disturbed by a force. I could explain why but my explanation might be too "interesting" for the mentors on theory development!
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    Kortewege de Vries equation

    In the Kortewege de Vries equation what is the physical origin of the linear and non-linear terms? I'm thinking of the explanation of a water wave here.What properties of the water molecules cause the profile and stability of the wave?
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    Mass caused by a field

    Thanks for your comments Marlon. I'll let you know if I can take this idea anywhere.
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    Symmetry of electromagnetism

    Marlon: The dual abelian Higgs-model predicts precise values for these colourcharges and a triplet can never yield colourcharge -1 Kurious: What about the antiproton?
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    Mass caused by a field

    A mass such as a proton moving through a volume of particles with which it can exchange force mediating bosons , would get closer to some of the surrounding particles as it moved faster because it would take a bigger force to slow the proton at a higher speed (assuming the force between the...
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    Symmetry of electromagnetism

    marlon: you are referring to the Quarkconfinement-situation. Yet you are mixing two things : the assymetry in EM does not occur from these fenomena, but from the magnetic monopole Kurious: I was aware of Dirac's thinking. But I am talking about electric charges on the one hand seeming to...
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    Mass caused by a field

    Marlon: No, because mass is also generated by interactions with virtual particles for example Kurious: And this is true whether or not the Higgs theory is correct.
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    Mass caused by a field

    Marlon: You are using the gamma-factor for "relativistic mass" from special relativity. Note that this factor is a consequence of the fact that the light speed is a universal constant. It is a property that is omnipresent in special relativity, yet it has nothing to do with mass-generation in...
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    Quantum Gravity Forum at PF

    I am all for a quantum gravity and GUT forum that does not include strings or LQG.The mentors want to close down theory development so why not use its server space for a new forum.
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    Symmetry of electromagnetism

    I think I have been specific.However, I will state again what I am trying to do. There is an asymmetry for electromagnetism from the point of view that the electric charge on electrons can exist independently of other charged particles, whereas the electric charge on quarks only exists in the...
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    De broglie and electron transitions

    Marlon: This area you are talking about is another speculation. What is your proof for making such a statement. Kurious: The de Broglie wavelength itself was speculation when it first came out. Marlon: Besides a transition from excited to groundstate has very high probability so that it...
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    De broglie and electron transitions

    Is it possible that electron transitions from a high energy state to a low energy state are caused by the electrons interacting with some other partilces in the space around atoms.Let's look at the case of a hydrogen atom: According to Niels Bohr, for an electron, r = n^2 h^2 / (8 pi x epsilonx...
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    Symmetry of electromagnetism

    If the postulated residual force carrier moves at a maximum of 100 m/s then this is the maximum speed it can impart to a positron or electron. An electron moving close to the speed of light through a bubble chamber of a particle accelerator experiment would take 10^-7 seconds to cross 10...
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    How big is an electron?

    Thanks a lot folks.
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    Symmetry of electromagnetism

    Humanino: Here is an objection : you are trying to build a theory far away from any observational possibility, this is not science. Kurious: Then I must bring a quantitative observational possibility into this discussion. The planck length is not proven to be the shortest length in the...
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    Symmetry of electromagnetism

    Humanino: The problem is that it is the color charge that is confined, not the electric charge Kurious: But the electric charges of 1/3 and 2/3 are effectively confined too - they cannot exist as independent entities, just as parts of hadrons. The reason that electrons and positrons do...
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    Oscilation help

    Since moment of inertia is usually something like mass x radius squared, I think they have kept the radius constant and included it in the constant k.
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    Is Boltzman's Constant related to the Fine Structure Constant?

    For an ideal gas in which there are no electric forces between gas molecules I would say the answer is no.For real gases the answer is no because by the relation E =k x T if the fine structure constant changed (and there is no evidence that it does!) then the electric forces between molecules...
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    Mass caused by a field

    Is it the case that, for mass being caused by a particle being repelled by a field (the bigger the force of repulsion, the greater the mass), that the field has to give the relation, for one unit of mass: force is inversely proportional to [(distance between particle which has mass and...
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    Gluons and quarks and spin

    jtolliver: If the spin-1/2 particle didn't have color charge, the boson that the quark becomes does(AFAIK no bosons with color charge have been experimentally observed). Kurious: What if the colour field is carried in the boson as vectors like electric and magnetic field vectors? Would...
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    Symmetry of electromagnetism

    Quarks can't exist in isolation and the electric charge on quarks can't exist in isolation from the electric charges of other quarks either.The electric charge of leptons like the electron can exist in isolation.Isn't electromagnetism showing a kind of asymmetry here: symmetry could be restored...
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    Harmonic oscillator

    If the universe oscillates between a Big Bang and a Big crunch, can two small volumes of dark energy, at opposite ends of it, be considered to be undergoing simple harmonic oscillation? The potential energy of an oscillator could be given by G m1 m2 /r where m1 is the mass of a volume of...
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    What if time does not exist

    This forum should be divided into a mathematical TD and a TD for word wars. That way everyone would be happy.
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    How big is an electron?

    Electrons are usually considered to be point-like particles but are there any theories that say they have a non-zero radius?
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    What if time does not exist

    Tom Mattson: You have made it sufficiently clear that you aren't interested in rigorous scientific or philosophical debate. Kurious: Who defines what is rigorous and what is scientific? There are scientists on these forums and there are plenty of physicists too...
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    Uncertainty and energy

    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html LOOK IN THE INDEX ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE AND AT THE ENTRY "LAMB SHIFT" Anyway, if an electron could in principle interact with some other particles which pass through the space around the proton, it would take some time...
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    Uncertainty and energy

    Tom Mattson: It is simply not the case that distance from the nucleus determines the energy state of an electron. Kurious: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html This says it does for a hydrogen atom (the lamb shift).
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    Uncertainty and energy

    Tom Mattson: You are treating the atom like a miniature version of a solar system, and it is just not like that. Kurious: An electron is on average at 0.529 Angstroms from a proton in its groundstate - QM prediction of this matches Bohr's classical prediction.So it is reasonable of me to...
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    Uncertainty and energy

    Locrian: Actually, since you didn't use QM, you didn't even disprove anything, since none of it had any meaning. You can't talk about accelleration caused by interaction on that scale in an atom KURIOUS: That would be surprising given that Rutherford calculated the size of an atomic...
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    Uncertainty and energy

    Locrian: If you insist on throwing around theory instead, try to mathematically show (using QM) that an electron in a given state, subjected to a given energy density causes it to change orbitals in such a way that exactly equals the uncertainty principle. Hint: It won't work. KURIOUS...
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