If electrons do not have a fixed position, that means we don't either?

  1. maticmagister profile image58
    maticmagisterposted 7 years ago

    If electrons do not have a fixed position, that means we don't either?

    Science cannot fix a position on electrons that run around the nucleus. They seem to pop in and out of existance. As we are all made of atoms and electrons do we also pop in and out of existance?

  2. penter profile image58
    penterposted 7 years ago

    We cannot tell where an electron is exactly. They orbit around the atom but the orbital radius is not definite. However, you are able to determine where they are most likely to appear with the help of Schrodinger's equation.

    Even so, the exact position of other particles, such as protons and neutrons can be determined. Since our body is made up of more than just electrons, it is possible to determined their position.

    If you want to dig deeper, we can talk about relativity which brings up the question on which frame of reference we are comparing with. Different reference frame will describe the object differently; whether it is the position, shape, direction of motion, etc.

    I am not so sure about matter popping in and out of existence but I do know that if you transport matter at an impossibly high speed, you can convert matter into waves such as radio waves and light. This is one way you can make matter disappear. Or you could try converting it into energy which according to Einstein's equation, is possible.

  3. ptosis profile image77
    ptosisposted 7 years ago


    Harmonic nodes of vibration - warped space-time, 26 dimensions from super-string theory - and no unified theory of everything - might as well try to speak the ineffable name of God - our mammel brains can not imagine without symbols of the macro world.

    quantum physics theories are so hard to understand because the equations are "particles" when they really are tensors - there is no  electron at rest - it exists only in motion.