Science fiction fantasy
- Jan 20, 2005
According to the conventional model of particle physics, protons and neutrons comprise smaller particles known as quarks, which in turn are bound by gluons. The odd thing is this: the mass of gluons is zero and the mass of quarks is only five percent. Where, therefore, is the missing 95 per cent?
The answer, according to the study published in the U.S. journal Science today, comes from the energy from the movements and interactions of quarks and gluons.
The speed of light varies greatly depending on it's environment. That's why it's usually quoted as the speed of light in a vacuum. Now it could well be that the value at the quantum level is the one we should use and who is to say what that will be from atom to atom.
If one of the items in the calculations is allowed to vary the the formula is nonsense. It could be the the c2 term is just the best approximation to the actual constant or it may be that the constant isn't a constant at all.
Sorry, I still can't tell whether or not you agree with the finding or disagree. I am going to assume that particle physicists might know more than me about this.
Well only if the speed of light has anything to do with it at all.
If we are going to specify everything in terms of 'c' just because it's there (whatever it is) then we should do the same for everything else.
If it does hold any relevance then it should be stated as local (course Einstein would never have considered such a thought.
Now if I can take a lump of matter form here to somewhere where the energy I can extract is different then we have lost the conservation of energy principle and entropy is dead.
You could try reading this, Mosaix:
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