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putting together two similar charges will have more energy than putting together two dissimilar charges.

Okay...but...(I have a horrible feeling I'm about to fall into the deep end)...

net charge has energy

single charge = energy.  Two charges interact and the result (the net) = energy (maybe reduced or amplified--more or less energy)

Opposite charges cancel out (less energy); same charges amplify...

...so it's not that two similar charges (two negative charges, say) repulse each other--it's that they generate more energy, energy which seeks to dissipate into the anti-itself sink of either nothingness (escape into emptiness of space > move away > e.g. heat radiation?  Ach...surely not) or--even better--to fly towards that which will suck energy out of it--

So 'negative' energy (or A energy) finds energy is sucked out of it by 'positive' energy (B energy) and vice versa, such that A + A is more energy, more instability, more energy needs to escape, while A + B means less energy, somehow the energy cancels out, A can absorb B energy and B can absorb A energy--

?

(I'm still missing something.)

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 at 11:01:18 AM EST
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