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Are matter and energy equally represented

  1. Mar 7, 2008 #1
    Is there are 1:1 ratio of matter and energy in the universe?
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  3. Mar 7, 2008 #2


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    Well, this depends on what you mean by "matter" and what you mean by "energy." Clearly, most matter has energy!
  4. Mar 7, 2008 #3
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    I hope this isn't a dumb question. I was thinking in really general terms. How about this? For every "matter" particle (protons, quarks, electrons, et al.) is there exactly one force particle? So is there one gluon for every quark? One photon for every electron? Does that make sense? Would that constitute a 1:1 ratio?
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