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How is relativity related to anti-particles? [duplicate]

I have heard that a positron is like an electron moving backward through time. Can someone elucidate this statement for me. I would like to hear a deeper explanation of what we believe anti-matter to ...
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Do particles travel backward and forward in time? [duplicate]

All these classical ideas are pointless and obsolete today, because in quantum mechanics, the particles are completely different objects, defined by quantum motion of fields, not by the location of ...
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antimatter moving back in time [duplicate]

This just blew my mind away! I was watching a video about imagining the fourth dimension and the narrator said that little line. Can some people elaborate on this. Also please keep it simple not ...
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Antiparticles travelling backward through time [duplicate]

Could someone please explain to me Feynman and Wheeler's theory of waves acting forward and backward in time? I have read about their idea of an antiparticle behaving as a particle travelling ...
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Is time travel impossible because it implies total energy in the universe is non-constant over time?

I have always argued with my friends regarding Time Travel that it is impossible. My argument has been that it will destroy the theory that all the energy in the universe is constant since when one ...
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Could the black hole in the center of the galaxy be a white hole?

In the center of the galaxy there is a strong radio source which we call Sagittarius A*. Based on the high speed and orbit of nearby stars we have calculated that something with the mass of more than ...
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Is time travel possible? Is it possible to go back in time?

I read somewhere that according to relativity, it is possible - involving black holes and other stuff - to jump into the past. Is it possible for anything to go back in time either continuously or by ...
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Anti-matter as matter going backwards in time? (requesting further clarification upon a previous post)

I understand this question has already been asked here, however, I don't have enough reputation points to place a comment (I suppose that's the reason) on a specific answer to request a reference. A ...
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Only one electron?

If it is true that an electron can be anywhere in the cosmos at any given time, then is it even theoretically possible that there is only one electron, instead of multiple electrons in the cosmos? If ...
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Do particles and anti-particles attract each other?

Do particles and anti-particles attract each other? From the very basic understanding that they are created out of nothing mutually and collide to annihilate each other seems to indicate this happens ...
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Feynman-Stueckelberg interpretation

My question is related to the interpretation of antiparticles. According to the so called Feynman-Stueckelberg interpretation a negative energy solution of the Dirac equation corresponds to a positron ...
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the causality and the anti-particles

How can I quantitatively and qualitatively understand the fact that there is a relevence between the existence of anti-particles and the causality?
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Can photons have negative energy?

Apparently there are 2 electron self-energy graphs possible. The first, the more "familiar", where the incoming electron at time $t_1$ splits up in a photon and an virtual electron. At $t_2>t_1$ ...
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Does antimatter travel faster than light?

I have read in the answers here that an electron traveling backwards in time would behave as a positron. I also read in another there that antimatter is matter traveling backwards in time As far as I ...
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Magnetism, spin and time reversal

I am somewhat confused about this topic. It is usually explained how magnetic fields avoid break*ing* time reversal symmetry by the example of a field produced by a circulating charge current - run ...

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