Are Infinitesimals Really Numbers?

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by TruthSeeker, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Thank you for that comprehensive response. Much food for thought.
     
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    Ahhh truthseeker. It would never arrive.
     
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  5. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Is a zero mass muon, infinitely small? Does it generate a wave function?
    Can an infinitely small particle acquire mass from it's speed alone?
    In a *quantum* world , can there be such a thing as infinitely small?
     
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  7. someguy1 Registered Senior Member

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    Those are questions of physics, not math. I don't know what physicists say about point particles these days. Aren't they wiggles in some probability space or something? I don't know much physics.

    But I doubt anything could be "infinitely" small in the real world. We can't even sensibly talk about anything below the Planck length so how could we know? Maybe some physics people can chime in here. What do physicists think about really tiny particles?
     

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