# Stupid question of the day....

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

1. ### Autymn D. C.Guest

loose -> lose

2. ### ehsjrGuest

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.

popping thing - he said he was uncertain.
'Nuff for now - pardon me while I duck.

Ed

3. ### ehsjrGuest

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.

Ed

4. ### TokaMundoGuest

The guy is a freakin' loon.

5. ### Jasen BettsGuest

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. ### redbellyGuest

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.

Mark

7. ### Autymn D. C.Guest

existance -> existence