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Quantum Foam and Conservation of Energy

  1. Mar 22, 2015 #1
    If quantum foam particles can exist long enough to interact with other close particles before returning to the vacuum, doesn't this introduce kinetic energy to a system that previously didn't have it before? Does this perhaps imply that a system (such as the universe) cannot actually be isolated or closed? Needless to say, I must be missing some crucial details here, and i'd much appreciate it if someone could fill me in on them. Thanks.
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2015 #2

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    If you search the quantum mechanics forum here for threads containing "virtual particle", you will find a bunch of good discussion and explanation of this topic.
     
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