Posted: Dec 14, 2011 2:48 pm
by OnCue
Many years ago, I convinced myself absent any real or formal background, that there should exist a smallest volume. In other words, a volume so small that if one were to get any smaller nothing physical would be able to fit inside of it. If this were true, this could have some significant physical implications.

For instance, force could not exist at this smallest volume. Matter would simply exist or not exist at each volume, since their is no region of space to propagate transfer.

Matter would be comprised of only a single type of energy, and all other forces would be merely distributions of it. So a negative charge may actually be a complete lack of this matter, and a proton would be an over distribution of it.

A lack of matter would instead be an even distribution of it.

Would there be any mathematical way to approximate the smallest possible volume?