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Antimatter from time-traveling electrons

  1. Aug 31, 2008 #1
    if an electron going forwards in time generates/is equivalent to a positron going backwards in time, would matter going backwards in time leave antimatter in its place (going forwards in time)?
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  3. Sep 1, 2008 #2

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    The usual interpretation of an electron (matter) going backwards in time is to call it a positron (anti-matter) going forwards in time. At least, I prefer to have particles and anti-particle all going forward in time.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2008 #3
    thanks. i was just wondering if you actually had a time machine, would it annihilate itself upon initiation.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2008 #4

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    Yes, interesting question. That would probably depend on the design of your time machine. Unfortunately, most designs for "time machines" people come up with are theoretically impossible and such questions are void speculation.
     
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