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This Would Mean A Whole New Set Of Laws...

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Posted by Astrophysicist on July 1, 1998 12:47:23 UTC

That would mean that we'd need to make a whole new set of laws to govern the behavior of virtual particles. We already have rules and laws concerning the behavior of normal matter and antimatter, like electrons and positrons, and if we had virtual particles that were like mirrors of those particles, on some other energy level, then we would either need to make up a whole new category for these virtual particles, or classify them as a different type of substance altogether. If you would, please explain to me what you're talking about when you mention the "indirect gravity drive." I'm not quite sure that I understand. Do you mean that we would be using it to warp spacetime, thus providing transportation and altering the flow of time near this drive? If so, then I think that it would be much easier to use normal matter and anti-matter to create an energy field, or even easier o somehow use gravitons, shoul they exist. Please elaborate on your idea. I think that there doesn't need to be a complete lack of energy, but there needs to be parts of this field borrowing energy from other parts to create these virtual particles. But those fluctuations come naturally with a lack of energy, so that would be an easy way to produce these particles. However, I'm not sure what types of particles can be produced from these virtual particles. They could be highly reactant like protons, or they could be WIPMS like neutrinos. But I, too, wonder what would happen if one of our virtual particles interacted with a real particle. Perhaps there would be an exchange on energy and the two would turn into a particle with the "arverage" of the energies present in the two particles, or they would annihilate each other. I also wonder what types of real matter would interact with virtual particles.

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