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Can there be infinite energy?

  1. Oct 14, 2008 #1
    It seems that our perception of time is inter-related to the loss of energy and order over time. If infinite regress were true when that means infinite energy right?

    So can we have infinite energy? Is there infinite regress? Can we even have infinite energy?
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  3. Oct 14, 2008 #2


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    You will have to define what YOU mean by "infinite". It has several different meanings in different kinds of mathematics and, as far as I know, is not used in Physics.
  4. Oct 14, 2008 #3
    There is no loss of energy, only increase of entropy.
  5. Oct 15, 2008 #4
    "...So can we have infinite energy? Is there infinite regress? Can we even have infinite energy?.."

    Energy remains constant, entropy increases and information disperses over time in our universe.

    Because space now appears discrete and finite, use Penrose spin networks as a visualization, (they looks like a geodesic dome with discrete value nodes and links) example, not infinitely continuous, best theory is that energy and information in a given space are also finite...this is strongly suggested by the finite information on the event horizon of a black hole....

    There are also now theories of the big bang arising from finite conditions...."big bounce" is once such formulation, quantum approaches offer others as well...in these only a quantum fluctuation which suddenly evolves space,time,energy is possible...vacuum energy could be the source...
  6. Oct 15, 2008 #5
    For those interested, the finiteness not "infinitness" of space structure is discussed via the theory of loop quantum gravity...see the abstract summary at.....

    http://relativity.livingreviews.org/Articles/lrr-2008-5/index.html [Broken]

    for an overview without any "hipper dipper" (complex) math..
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