Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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.
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 22, 2015 #2


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    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.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook