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Half life 2

  1. Aug 20, 2010 #1
    when the smallest particle is cut in half over and over again infinitely times, it will never disappear... since I used the word infinite, right?
     
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  3. Aug 20, 2010 #2
    How do you cut something that has no dimensions?
     
  4. Aug 20, 2010 #3

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    The particle will decay at some randomly determined time. You can't cut it in half.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2010 #4
    Decay can't necessarily be in the context of "cutting" either, yes it is a split at a vertex but the the two objects combined aren't necessarily the same size as the "un-split" particle because size is irrelevant. Particles have no size they are dimensionless. Quantum characteristics of particles in terms of mass or other quantities can essentially be "split" into the properties of the product particles.
     
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