energy is mass. If something loses all its energy, ie absolute 0 is established does the thing pop out of existence? ?

18 Answers

  • 2 weeks ago

    If some thing lost all it's energy then that energy would have been transferred to something else, and that would exist instead.

    For example a neutron loses all it's energy (and everything else) when it decays into a proton and an electron etc. From that moment onwards the neutron no longer exists, but there are other particles in it's place.

    Same story if your car gets broken up for parts. The car no longer exists, but in it's place is an inventory of parts.

  • 2 weeks ago

    total energy is equal to the genetic energy + thermal energy + potential energy.

    something can't "loose" any energy, it simply transfers it to another object.

    KE= 1/2 m*v^2

    PE= m*g*h

    where g is equal to the acceleration due to gravitational field constant.

    please note the m as mass, and anything * zero is equal to zero, therefore mass is conserved.

    there comes a point where the energy is so high in the thermal area, that atoms start to leave the object. this is called entropy, and is proposed as the heat death of the universe by many physicists.

    Source(s): Pauly physics class
  • D g
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Energy is NOT MASS

    the object be it a proton electron or whatever takes a finite amount of energy to create once it is created it needs cercumstances that break the parts apart

  • 2 weeks ago

    Absolute zero means all heat energy is gone. The molecules have no kinetic energy. But it still has mass. It's rest mass energy is still there. So it is just a very cold object.

    • sparrow
      Lv 7
      2 weeks agoReport

      Suppose it is broken apart through nuclear fusion.

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  • goring
    Lv 6
    2 weeks ago

    Energy is a process that took place during the motion of a mass structure.

    A mass moving at different speeds have different energy. If the mass is not moving its motion energy has zero velocity and zero time.

    An hydrogen atom can contain an electron spinning around its nucleus ,and as it loses mass it will move close to the speed of light.At this point the atom is frozen close to 0 degree kelvin.Hence the charge is conserved even at that temperature.

    Energy is created only when motion is created=Its vely vely simple

    Space time energy is only for those who understand in spacetime.

    Energy is born only when Power is apply to a massive structure mulitiplied  by the amount of time used to produce the energy .

  • 2 weeks ago


    But the Energy can never be lost

    That is how the Big Bang Started

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    Source(s): Conservation of Energy
  • 2 weeks ago

    Energy is not mass.  Energy, in fact, equals mass times the speed of light squared. If something becomes absolute zero, then simply all molecular motion within that mass stops. 

    • The sun is losing mass by converting a tiny bit of it's mass to energy, yes. Each time a helium atom is made, a gamma ray and a neutrino are released. But - to convert matter to energy - say you have antimatter and normal matter meet - that converts all mass to energy. a LOT of energy.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Energy equates to heat. You get down to absolute zero, there is no energy in a mass.

    Not even close to being the same thing.

    To have energy, you need matter containing it. The valance of the atomic matter electrons determines how much energy is stored/radiated in the atom.

  • neb
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Absolute zero doesn’t mean an object has zero energy. Energy is the flow of 4-momentum in spacetime. At absolute zero - which really isn’t achievable - it just means the 3 space components of relativistic 4-momentum are zero because velocity is zero. When the space components of 4-momentum are zero, the time component of 4-momentum (mc) flowing at the rate of ’c’ across a constant time surface is mc*c = mc^2 which is the invariant rest energy of the object. This is its minimum energy and it cannot go any lower.

    So, all ‘things’ always flow through time and have a time component of 4-momentum. This is independent of temperature and any other state of motion. Even light has a time component of 4-momentum and that is why light generates a small, but finite gravitational field. Light though has an energy density but no contribution from mass for its time component.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Everything appears to be waves... So, since energy can't be created or destroyed, id imagine the object would simply be displaced in the form of waves scattered elsewhere. Maybe.

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