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I Newtonian vacuum: what to call it in thought experiment

  1. Jun 19, 2017 #1
    Suppose you wanted a thought experiment about a variation on the vacuum (i.e., the spatial slice of spacetime) in which the quantum effects were absent or negligible, and the vacuum energy was zero . What would you call it? You can't call it the vacuum, because this Newtonian version of the vacuum doesn't exist. Suggestions?
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  3. Jun 19, 2017 #2


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    "Classical vacuum"?
  4. Jun 19, 2017 #3
    That sounds good, mfb. I will see if anyone has any other suggestions (void?), but if not I will go with your suggestion.
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