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Subject: strings segments
Category: Science > Physics
Asked by: noaks-ga
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Posted: 25 Jul 2006 18:17 PDT
Expires: 24 Aug 2006 18:17 PDT
Question ID: 749526
What is the smallest segment that a string can be broken into?

Clarification of Question by noaks-ga on 26 Jul 2006 18:38 PDT
By "strings" I mean the ones refered to in string theory.
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Subject: Re: strings segments
From: anonymous3141-ga on 25 Jul 2006 18:26 PDT
 
I guess by smallest you mean shortest.
In theory you can segment until the length of each molecule (or polymer).
However, much before reaching molecular dimensions, a string will
cease to be a string as we define in normal sense of the word. It will
become a speck of cotton or polyester or whatever it's made of.
Subject: Re: strings segments
From: qed100-ga on 26 Jul 2006 06:31 PDT
 
noaks,

   Are you refering to strings as in string theory? Or do you mean
something more generic?
Subject: Re: strings segments
From: i_know_everything-ga on 31 Jul 2006 17:51 PDT
 
One Planck length (1.6  10^-35 meters)

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