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Is there a minimum distance? [duplicate]

I would imagine there is no limit to how small space can get. Is this correct? I am aware of planck's constant, but cannot objects be closer than Planck's constant is short? Perhaps this question is ...
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Is Planck length the smallest allowable difference between wavelengths? [duplicate]

Not trying to project the Planck length to have a deeper meaning, but according to current quantum theory, basically E=hc/lamda is the Planck length the smallest difference possible in wavelength ...
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Does calculus work on the quantum scale [duplicate]

I have read somewhere that Leibniz championed the idea that the world is continuous as this was needed for his (or maybe Newtons) new invention (or discovery?) of calculus. But if I am not mistaken a ...
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What about continuity of Space and possible discreteness of Time? [duplicate]

Is time continuous or discrete? Is even this question a valid question? If you say, it all depends on resolution then assume the best possible resolution achievable. If it is discrete, then what about ...
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Classical Mechanics: Continuous or Discrete universe? [duplicate]

The question of the "continuous" or "discrete" nature of the universe is the subject of diatribe among the greatest physicists in the world. I would like to discuss the same topic, but asking a ...
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Is it possible that the universe in its entirety is discrete rather than continuous? [duplicate]

Since electric charge is comprised of discrete units and and mass is formed by discrete units is it possible that space-time itself is discrete as well?
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Can time be Quantised? [duplicate]

Can time be quantised? Would it be the smallest distance between two photons moving in the same direction or the shortest wavelength?
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Is space-time quantised? [duplicate]

i was reading and a question popped into my head and i could not find the answer anywhere if photon destruction is instantaneous doesn't it mean that space-time is quantised? here is my problem: ...
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Planck length, planck time, and planck rotation? [duplicate]

given that there is a fastest speed at which anything can travel in our universe,299,792,458 meters per second, that seems to imply there may be a smallest distance in our universe, so first of all, ...
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Is space continuous? [duplicate]

Take a particle, it has a position $(x, y, z)$ maybe it is $(0.231, 8.962, 10.567)$. Is there a maximum precision to this? Is the space discrete or continuous? If it is discrete, how thin the ...
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Planck time, time or time interval? [duplicate]

Planck time is really a weird topic, if we try to find out that is it time or time interval. It is the time taken by light to travel a Planck LENGTH so it must be time interval. But we also know that ...
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Argument for the Smallest Division of Time? [duplicate]

Okay so a couple of months ago I was watch Vi Hart's video on how .999999... is equal to 1. Some really interesting arguments that I had never heard before. Yesterday, I came across an article on ...
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Is everything in the universe discrete? [duplicate]

When beginning my education, I regarded nearly everything as continuous and analog in nature: Physical objects could have any mass on a continuous scale Light sources could emit any intensity of ...
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What were Feynman's objection(s) to a cubic lattice universe? [duplicate]

In this video of Feynman discussing the scientific method, starting at around eight minutes and 30 seconds, Feynman describes the proposition that space consists of a cubic lattice of points (as ...
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Can a photon be captured in a grid space representation at a fractional Planck position? [duplicate]

Consider a photon, positioned in space in a finite portion of a grid. Any point of the grid is vertically or horizontally aligned, each distanced by a Planck unit. $l_P = 1.616 199(97) × 10−35 m$ ...

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