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What is this quantum force

  1. Mar 9, 2013 #1
    Hello,
    I am not a physics expert so I thought you might help me with this question.
    I have been told that:
    "In quantum physics there is a force that governs and animates every vibrations in this universe.... a force (energy) that governs and animates every atom."

    Can you please explain to me what this force is and how it works?

    Thanks everybody!
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2013 #2

    Vanadium 50

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    Who said that and where?
     
  4. Mar 9, 2013 #3
    Sounds a bit Deepak Chopra-esqe to me.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2013 #4
    That quote from an anonymous person to whom I do not have access.
    I just want to know if there is such a force in physics or no.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2013 #5

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    It sounds like mystical mumbo-jumbo, but if you would tell us who said it and where, maybe we could figure out what he meant.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2013 #6

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    https://www.physicsforums.com/blog.php?b=2703 [Broken]

    Zz.
     
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  8. Mar 9, 2013 #7
    I guess whoever said it might think of either the Schrödinger equation and/or the deBroglie relations. If so, the quote is badly formulated. Force and energy have specific meanings in physics, and the usage of those words in the quote makes it incomprehensible IMO. A quantum system can be described by the/a Schrödinger equation, but the equation itself is no "force" or "energy", it's an equation. The "wave properties" of a particle can be described by the deBroglie wavelength equation, but the equation itself is no "force" or "energy", it's an equation.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2013 #8

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    Yes, yes, and it binds the universe together. I believe you are quoting Obi-Wan Kenobi.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2013 #9
    Thank you DennisN. I think I should study about "Schrödinger equation and the deBroglie relations"
     
  11. Mar 11, 2013 #10
    This is a summary of what 70% of physicsforums threads are like.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2013 #11

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    The all-seeing Google pointed me to post #13 in this thread on a forum for foreign-exchange investors/speculators:

    http://www.forexfactory.com/showthread.php?t=307036

    :rolleyes:
     
  13. Mar 11, 2013 #12
    Lol....true

    you can connect him with Yoda, he is buddies with Obi on fb
     
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  14. Mar 12, 2013 #13
    I did not know economics was a branch of physics :biggrin:. I rephrase my "might" in post #7 to "might, but probably not think of...". Now I don't know what the web oracle was thinking of at all...
     
  15. Mar 12, 2013 #14
    Actually Michio Kaku says in this video [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jremlZvNDuk[/yt]

    "The music of god, the music of strings vibrating and resonating through 11 dimensional hyperspace"

    Obviously this isn't to be taken too literal but as far as I know string theory states that everything in the universe is made of up trillions upon trillions of these unimaginably small strings which vibrate.

    Maybe this is what the OP is taking about?
     
  16. Mar 12, 2013 #15

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    If that is true, then this is the wrong forum to do it in.

    In any case, the OP neglected to provide a proper source and reference, something that is needed to carry any kind of rational discussion in this forum.

    Zz.
     
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