Vodka Zombie: You can never get to zero so long as you have an infinite number of decimal places on your scale.This is why math must be stopped. Well, that and because Jesus.
treesloth: Ok, physics has officially jumped the shark. I'm going to watch chemistry instead.
buckler: , but I was under the impression that you couldn't actually get to absolute zero, much less beyond it,
PsyLord: they don't believe in the laws of thermodynamics.
WhyteRaven74: You can't get to it, but you can get around it. You can never take all the energy out of something and thus stop it moving entirely, after a point taking energy out leads to energy being added. However, if you set things up the right way, you just end up on the other side of it.
ZoeNekros: The temperature of the particles is still a few nanokelvin above absolute zero (they still have mean molecular motion greater than zero), but are manipulated to have some properties that high temperature objects exhibit. Hence, it is 'negative' -- inverting said properties. In the debt/wealth, above/below sense, it still has a 'positive' temperature.
QuantuMechanic: doglover: Slaxl: I don't understand any of that but it seems to me that if 'absolute zero' is the term for the lowest possible temperature and someone gets below that, then shouldn't 'absolute zero' be redefined with the new value?No, because the new value seems to be some kind of new state beyond no atomic motion (which is absolute zero) so the negative designation makes sense.It's like backwards entropy, fizzy lifting drink for the density of occupied states.[xroads.virginia.edu image 640x480]
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