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Unstoppable Force, Immovable Object

  1. May 19, 2010 #1
    I don't really know much about Quantum Physics, but having just read an article about Quantum Tunneling, would this not mean that the force would simply go through the immovable object, assuming that it being unstoppable provides the atoms with sufficent energy to break the electronic barrriers of the immovable object?
     
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  3. May 19, 2010 #2

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    The particles that tunnel through didn't "break" anything, at least, not in the way that you imagine it. It also has nothing to do with "force", a concept that doesn't exist in QM in the same way as Newtonian mechanics.

    It has, however, everything to do with the way we describe the behavior of quantum systems.

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