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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by AllTel - Jim Hubbard, Jul 30, 2005.

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  1. Autymn D. C.

    Autymn D. C. Guest

    loose -> lose
  2. ehsjr

    ehsjr Guest

    I was afraid of that. The guy at Fermi paint
    where I get my supplies always hits me with
    a Planck when I ask for gluon paint. But at
    least he's constant. He always tells me the
    paint must not be shaken or stirred, but spun,
    one and only one time. Go figure.

    I asked my friend Werner about the electron
    popping thing - he said he was uncertain.
    'Nuff for now - pardon me while I duck.

  3. ehsjr

    ehsjr Guest

    I thought the idea was that you can know where the
    electron is or what direction it is travelling, but
    never both at the same time. So (theoretically) you
    could know exactly where it is located, which would
    lead to it popping in and out of the space under
    examination, since the "exactness" restricts the
    space to ever smaller observational limits.

    It makes it hard as hell to paint the damn things. :)

  4. TokaMundo

    TokaMundo Guest

    The guy is a freakin' loon.
  5. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    Electrons travel way slower than light speed. Slower than walking speed as
    Which would prove what exactly? I could do the same with a piece of string
    strung out over the quarter mile, and that doesn't mean I can pull on the
    string to move it at a rate faster than you can drive.

    just because the signal reaches the end of the wire doesn't mean it's the
    exact same electrons coming out one end that went in at the other a fraction
    of a second earlier, because it isn't.
  6. redbelly

    redbelly Guest

    Well, yes, that's a somewhat better description of the
    uncertainty principle. But it really is talking about
    a particle's position and momentum. The direction
    of travel is included in that.

    Still, electrons do not pop out of existance, as one
    might believe after reading the wikipedia description.
    The space the electron might be located in (after having
    been located precisely at some earlier time) is not
    infinite in size, since the electron can not travel
    faster than the speed of light. Choose a large enough
    volume of space, and you can be certain the electron is
    still located somewhere within it.

  7. Autymn D. C.

    Autymn D. C. Guest

    existance -> existence
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