Most kinds of energy I know about involve a finite measurement and are transferred. In other words, energy in the universe is finite and is not lost or gained but only transferred through space one way or the other.
I was contemplating how an object, a table for instance, in order to apply enough outward force to hold an object off of the ground must have a sort of energy keeping all of its atoms together.
Atomic bonds involve energy, I assume.
My question is how does this energy work?
- where does it come from?
- is it infinite?
- how/why is that energy different from other kinds of energy?
I notice there are some things in physics, such a gravity, that we know a whole lot about how it behaves but close to nothing about why it behaves in the first place. Perhaps this is one of those things.