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Regular matter and dark matter

  1. Oct 7, 2011 #1
    Hello, glad to be able to post my question ^^
    ok i'm no scientist and I haven't looket at the math of quantum mechanics and such but i get the general idea that subatomic particles (like electrons) are like waves of probability, that they are more likely to pop "in and out of existance" in one area of space than in another (like in electron shells).
    Does this math account for "extra dimensionability", like particles have the probability to pop in 3D space, but could they pop in higher dimensional space as well?
    What I'm trying to say is that maybe regular matter and dark matter could be the same thing? particles could pop in 3D space (regular matter) but maybe have a way higher probability to pop in extradimensional space (dark matter) which whe can't see cause of electromagnetism being 3Dimensional force.
    Can the math work that way? or i did i screw up something as basic as conservation of mass? xD
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2011 #2

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    Dark matter is different from regular matter in one major respect. It is not effected in any way by anything by gravity.
     
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