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    Electron cloud vs. Nucleus

    Hi, I had a previous post "Total Energies" asking about the total energy of an electron and proton separately in a "stable," ground state, hydrogen atom and I got no response (well one short one). Later I realized an isolated hydrogen atom is not stable; it at least needs to bond into H2, but...
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    Total energies

    What I meant was, if there was a single stable proton-electron pair (in a ground state), then what would the total energy of the electron (meaning kinetic, rest mass, magnetic field, etc.) and likewise for the proton.
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    Total energies

    I wanted to know the average total energies of an isolated hydrogen atom's electron and proton separately. I came across a lot of equations I could try to use, but I figured I'd ask to see if this information has already been approximated. Thanks
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    What's left?

    Tentative, yes, but such progress and understanding cannot be through anything other than reality. Furthermore, I feel once we figure this reality down to its last, then we will be on a path to true progress. Once the observations are properly described by theory that exacts reality, which we...
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    What's left?

    Alright, man. I searched flop transition manifolds, and clicked the fist link titled "New Developements In String Theory." I read the page and my brain was frying, not because I didn't understand what was said, I read them perfectly clearly. It was almost embarrassing reading some of the ways...
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    What's left?

    About my comments on string theory (m-theory); I think anything that requires 11 dimensions to describe our tangible universe has strayed into it's own category as a model of physics. And about knowing it all by now; do you realize how massive and specialized the human population has become? How...
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    What's left?

    Unification now! Alright now. Come on people. I obviously didn't get my point across in a post, What's Left?. Unification, what needs to happen? What are we missing? Do we just need a theory to incorporate classical physics, relativity, quantum physics, and string theory into one frame? I have...
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    What's left?

    The ultimate goal of physics is to be able to describe all physical phenomena under one solid structure. To have a single way to express everything, and to many that lies in an equation somewhere. We seek a unified field theory. We have been able to successfully quantify much of what we observe...
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    Is there any other form of energy releasing fusion besides hydrogen

    That makes sense. Seems I should have figured that, with iron having the lowest pf and all. Thanks. dd :) think inversely :)
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    Is there any other form of energy releasing fusion besides hydrogen

    Is there any other form of energy releasing fusion besides hydrogen fusion?
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    Need help on ball spinning

    It would indeed be calculable and indeed there are many variables to consider. Like, is it in a frictionless environment, or are you interested in the soccer balls change in accelerations? Yes the contact point matters as would the vector the force is being applied from. The mass of the ball and...
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    Constant velocity of heat?

    But this is what I am supposing, is that because absorbed infrared increases the same internal energy that is being increased via conduction that the two are roughly equivalent; that the increased internal energy of the particle is due to addition of photon masses, whether absorbed from...
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    Thermal output of earth

    My answer to you is yes. I meant the total thermal output of the earth, from the core outward. I want to know if it is fairly constant/ continuous and what might it's capacity be. But now I think of it I'd like to know just the radiative aspect separately, as well.
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    Constant velocity of heat?

    ....Back to the point I thought I was making. Does infrared, radiated from some source then absorbed by some body, not increase the internal energy of said body? Conduction is the collision of inertial bodies causing heat transfer. Is not absorbed infrared radiation, in adding to the internal...
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    Ever-present vacuum

    Thank you for the advice Zz. I am indeed currently doing independent research into this and several other related theories, and while they do not necessarily drastically change the scope of physics I feel they provide applicable insight and explanation to physical phenomenon. I think predominant...
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    Ever-present vacuum

    I indeed am using the term medium loosely. And yes, the point I was getting at, is that the ever-present nothing through which radiation travels, while by definition is not a wave medium, but in fact is the only space/ place for electromagnetic radiation to be found and as this vacuum is...
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    Constant velocity of heat?

    Thank you spectracat for acknowledging/ reaffirming the universal concept of energy, in the presence of vacuums, that i was getting at.
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    Constant velocity of heat?

    My knowledge grew throughout this discussion, thank you all. I still hold my reservations about certain things, but I am clearer on the difference of radiated energy and inertial energy. "its all heat in this day and age, i rage your grave, anything it takes to save the day" - del the funkee
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    Ever-present vacuum

    I am not supposing a medium, I am supposing an ever-present vacuum, about and within all inertial reference bodies, through which quantum energy travels constantly. Does not light traveling through molecules travel also at c?
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    Constant velocity of heat?

    So you are saying that the temperature, or internal energy of a particle, is a different form of heat than infrared radiation right? You are certain that heat in one form is not equal to heat in another? You're absolutely sure it's not the very same energy of quantum particles exchanging through...
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    Ever-present vacuum

    Thanks, this was the point I was getting at. Does it not seem that an ever present vacuum about and within any inertial reference body would cause/ allow light to travel at constant velocity throughout all space, with only slight regard to said reference bodies? This is not a medium, as it is...
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    Thermal output of earth

    Is the thermal output, or rather electromagnetic output, of the earth's core relatively constant? and if so, how does it compare to the output of other interstellar cores, say like mercury or the sun?
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    Electromagnetic Energy propagation

    EM energy travels via vacuum through space. Gravity itself is propagated in waves and light is curved because of said gravitational fields. As for EM radiation needing a medium to propagate, what you are speculating is luminiferous ether, which was thought to exist for centuries because waves...
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    Constant velocity of heat?

    I am operating on the premise that since emr travels constantly in vacuum and relative to any reference body, then vacuum's are present about and within every reference body. so on this ground any heat transfer is through vacuum, whether via conduction, convection, or radiation, and if it is...
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    Ever-present vacuum

    Yeah, it was difficult to express for that reason. Rather, if light travels at constant velocity c in vacuum and constantly relative to any inertial reference body, then is not the whole of existence greatly vacuum within which light can travel constantly?
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    Ever-present vacuum

    If light travels at constant velocity c in vacuum and constantly relative to any inertial reference body, then does that not mean all bodies and space are perforated, or rather filled in, with vacuum within which light can travel?
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    Constant velocity of heat?

    first of all vanadium you're wrong; heat is infrared, a type of electromagnetic radiation.. so emr travels constantly relative to any inertial reference body, according to special relativity. as pauls1950 stated heat travels at varying speeds depending on the bodies involved; but heat is emr, so...
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    Constant velocity of heat?

    Since heat is a form of electromagnetic radiation, does it travel at the constant velocity of light?
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    Constancy of light? Why the fuss?

    Sorry for length. On what grounds are physicists standing when they demand a constant velocity of light? Or even, on what grounds are others trying to disprove special relativity? 400 years ago it was universally believed that light traveled instantaneously, with infinite velocity. This...
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