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I cant figure it out...
    #756779 - 07/18/02 03:53 PM (21 years, 7 months ago)

In theory, if a perfect sphere was siting on a flat surface only one atom should be touching between the two....?

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Re: I cant figure it out... [Re: perplexed]
    #756984 - 07/18/02 05:12 PM (21 years, 7 months ago)

if you say so.

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Re: I cant figure it out... [Re: perplexed]
    #757976 - 07/19/02 01:14 AM (21 years, 7 months ago)

I think several atoms would touch the surface.

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Re: I cant figure it out... [Re: perplexed]
    #758061 - 07/19/02 03:04 AM (21 years, 7 months ago)

Well not really. None of the atoms in the sphere will really 'touch' any of the atoms in surface. Atoms are held apart by interatomic forces. As a matter of fact, none of the atoms in the sphere would even be touching each other. If you took out all the space between the atoms that compose New York City, they would fit in a matchbox (but would still be the same mass.)

But if you forget the atoms altogether, then theoretically, yes, only an infinitely small point on the sphere is in contact with the surface. But the sphere and surface must be totally perfect.

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Re: I cant figure it out... [Re: WhiskeyClone]
    #759892 - 07/19/02 06:21 PM (21 years, 7 months ago)

Well I'm no physics genious but I'd just like to point on that 99.9 percent of existance is nothingness, or at least something we don't know. Gluon is the hypothetical name for the particles that surround quarks in a subatomic particle, they're basically nothing, kinda strange. And another reason atoms don't touch is because it's the speed at which electrons orbit the nucleus that determines how "hard" an object is, the slowing the rotations, the less penetrable the object. (So in theory plasm is more permiable than gas.)

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