From: Stathis Papaioannou (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Mar 23 2008 - 18:36:45 MDT
On 24/03/2008, Matt Mahoney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> --- Damien Broderick <email@example.com> wrote:
> > At 04:38 PM 3/21/2008 -0700, Matt Mahoney wrote:
> > >Anyway, maybe it's not interesting to you that a bit is the size of the
> > >smallest stable particle [the proton]
> > An electron is much smaller and more stable (on current models), and
> > besides, the proton isn't an elementary particle, it's a mess of
> > particles waiting patiently to decay.
> An electron is larger (size ~ h/mc).
h/mc is the Compton wavelength, which relates to the uncertainty in
measuring the position of a particle.
-- Stathis Papaioannou
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