Originally posted by CLPrime
Originally posted by FreedomCommander
But since you brought that up, that makes me think, if the mass of a proton is large, then how come the mass of a electron is small? Aren't they
suppose to be equal size?
Depends what you mean by "size." If you mean equal mass, then no, they're not the same. If you mean equal volume... then no, they're still not the
Electrons have no volume. They're fundamental particles represented by wavefunctions in Quantum Physics.
Protons are composite particles, each having 3 quarks. These quarks are fundamental particles again represented by wavefunctions and again, therefore,
having no volume.
"Size" is a probability function in QM.
But both of our sides are all theoretical, right? We never seen it up close, yet we feel their effects.
Something like gravity, can't see it, can't breath it, yet we feel it.
But there are somethings that I have never thought of when I was in school that were shown to me when I learned this stuff.
A electron spins in a counter-clockwise motion while a proton spins in a clockwise motion. In quantum physics were you taught that, out of
Is there a smaller world that the standard electron and proton?
What makes a neutron?
So many questions I had for this atomic world that I never questioned.
I tried to wrap my head around quantum physics, but somethings in it are not adding up, such as Planck's constant. Put into reality and there are
some areas on and in the Earth that can't be explained by quantum physics or mechanics such as why does helium at a low temperature of 2.2 degrees
Kelvin have a super fluidity state to the point where it can pass where water cannot and the origin of the Van Alan radiation belt with the
experiments that has been done so with it.
Very interesting point on the Van Alan Radiation belt, you all remember Felix Baumgartner's free fall from the
edge of space.
It was said that his bones were weakened but his muscles were strengthened. This proves another point; If the same thing can be
produced on Earth, then we could have harder, yet smaller metals, kind of like speeding up a metal's half-life.
But you know the saying, "Half as long, twice as bright." Same principle.
So many things out in the world that I don't question, but now I'm questioning everything, including what I learn down to tiniest niche there is.