I'm confused as to how the above phenomena can take place since arent they breaking the law of conservation of energy (even, if temporarily)?
According to Lawrence Krauss, atoms containing in our body consists of merely 10% (if I remember correctly) of our total mass. The rest come from virtual particles popping in and out of existence from ...
How do we know that virtual-particle's virtual-pressure differences caused the plates to collide in the Casimir Effect Experiments. What about micro-gravitation-fields produced but the plates ...
Assume that a stationary electron $A$ emits a virtual photon with $4$-momentum $k$ and a stationary electron $B$ absorbs it. Let us assume a description in which time is moving forwards. At the ...
Let us assume that we want to describe the full process of photon emission by electron A and absorption by electron B. Therefore electron B must be on the forward lightcone of electron A. In the ...
Does the frequency of virtual particles (creation/annihilation) match with nucleus random paths - known as Quantum Brownian Motion?
Are there any other mechanisms that can make virtual particles 'real' other than Hawking Radiation and Universe Births?
As I understand it, if virtual particles do not recombine within the plank time they become 'real'. This is proposed to happen in Hawking Radiation, where one virtual particle crosses the black ...
(I'm just wondering if some of the concepts in QFT can be exported back to QM, especially the concept of virtual particle) So I've just read Arnold Neumaier's description about virtual particle in ...