I am no physics buff, so I was hoping to inquire about electrons from those that are.
So, hears my basic understanding:
1. life/matter (our little slice of "reality") is fundamentally made up of "clouds" of electrons.
2. These electrons are not always present 100% of the time. They "blink" in and out. However, they when they are around, they tend to occupy an area of space that we can generally identify (i.e. an orbital).
So my basic question is where do they go when they're not here?
Do we share electrons in this universe? (i.e. they travel about)
Do they go to a different universe? (if so why do we think that)
Or, do we not know what happens?
I hope you will forgive my rather crudely unscientific terms.
Thanks for your consideration.
#1)Fundamentally things are made up of atoms atoms are made up of electrons protons and neutrons.....not just electrons.
#2)"Blink in and out" where did you get that notion from? where did you learn that?
Electrons travel? well, Electro motive force (EMF) travels, and electrons are a sort of wave packet of Electro Motive Force...so they sorta travel.....
Do we share? yes, simply touch someone and the valence shell electrons of the atoms of your dermis exchange energies with whatever you touch...becomes a question of just how much energy is shared...
Do they go to another universe? No.
Do we know what happens? there is still debate on that one....
Does that help?
15th April 2007 - 06:53 PM
from what I know (which isnt much lol) electrons dont go "away" but as with all quanta including your example, quanta can be viewed in a particle or wave form....so if you mean that you cannot see electrons in particle form....no they dont go away....they are just in a different state.
15th April 2007 - 07:39 PM
Crank stuff ..... there seems to be equal amounts of protons to electons in our universe .... perhaps they're one and the same? .... added to this; I reckon there is only one!, yes 1!
Neutrons are all but a electro-protonic binary wavicle manifestation, co-existing through prime non interference.
All particles are simply singularities formed by transdimentionality, existing for a 'nothing of a second' trillions ++ times per sec in event-space created by endo event horizon temporal duality.
mott.carl ...... eat your heart out 2nd rate crank
.....and lately I've been realizing a way to travel back in time; sure I'm mad .... but I've a hoover symphony in the making.
5-D really drunk ..... over an' out! ......... hic!
17th April 2007 - 09:47 PM
My crude understanding of the current state of particle theory is that there is a strange kind of field that exists in nature associated with electrons. Quantum excitations of this field are what we call electrons. So, I suppose "blinking in and out" would correspond to these excitations. Note, also, that, according to particle physics, electrons CAN actually vanish from existence. This happens in a few different kinds of processes. Here are just two examples:
An electron and a positron collide and annihilate. They can produce lots of different stuff in this process, but the most familiar stuff is electromagnetic radiation (gamma rays) with no electron. So, the number of electrons in this process changes from N_e to N_e - 1.
An electron in one of the deep orbitals of a radioactive element can be converted into a neutrino by the weak interaction. Again, the number of electrons changes from N_e to N_e - 1.
18th April 2007 - 06:06 PM
fivedoughnut. You're wasting your time. I have studied people drinking alcohol as a way of time travelling and it is only the brain that time travels to a much earlier age. The body only has a weak connection to the brain in the past so the body and speech cannot properly be controlled, with the body stumbling and the speech slurring.