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Old 02-07-2008, 12:35 AM
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Anyone want to discuss physics, (quantum mechanics, relativity, etc.) and how they play into the devices, ships and stories of star trek???
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Sure! As a student of science, I'm glad someone brought up the topic Where should we start?
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:39 AM
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I don't know where to start, I'll just throw something out there. How's the antimatter kept separate from matter in the containment chamber?
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Forcefield, I think. Magnetic containment field...
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^ = not a physicist
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Forcefield, I think. Magnetic containment field...
Yeah I believe so, read an article recently where they're making extremely small amounts of antimatter in a particle accelerator and they use magnetic fields to isolate the antimatter.

How 'bout transporters? what's a Heisenberg compensator do?
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The Heisenberg compensator compensate for the Quantum theory's uncertainty principle, which makes it impossible to know either what state the particles are in or where they are.

I think.( I am fifteen years old and not a physicist yet.)
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The Heisenberg compensator compensate for the Quantum theory's uncertainty principle, which makes it impossible to know either what state the particles are in or where they are.

I think.( I am fifteen years old and not a physicist yet.)
You pretty much got it. Bravo!

"the Heisenberg uncertainty principle is the statement that locating a particle in a small region makes the momentum of the particle uncertain, and conversely, measuring the momentum of a particle precisely makes the position uncertain."
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This should be easy. How many types of radiation are there really? And what are they?
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Ionizing and non-ionizing
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