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B Quantum field "lift"?

  1. Apr 19, 2017 #1
    Is there analogous "lift" in quantum field just like air can produce lift in aerodynamics. I just rode an airplane and thought that prior to the wright brothers.. people never thought machines can be heavier than air.. then the principle of lift was discovered.. is there a counterpart in the quantum vacuum for this "lift".. if not, how come?
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2017 #2

    DrClaude

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    That's completely false. People have been observing birds and insects fly for as long there have been people. Nobody serious ever thought that heavier-than-air flight was impossible. The problem was how to achieve it.

    Quantum fields are not made up of something we are moving through, so the analogy doesn't work.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2017 #3
    Quantum fields are defined all over space.. but it also undergoes collapse.. can't the collapsed part be analogous to "air"?
     
  5. Apr 20, 2017 #4

    DrClaude

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    I'm sorry, but that's gobbledygook.

    The answer to the original question is no.

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