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Assuming "mass on a spring" * can be used for explaining quantum jitters, as the mass (of a particle etc.) increases does the zero-point energy increases? or stays the same? For example, does a heavier atom (say, a gold atom) have higher zero-point energy than a lighter atom (say, a hydrogen)? I guess if the zero-point energy does not change from field to field or from particle to particle regardless of mass, the frequency must decrease as the mass of the particle increases. but if the fields is empty of real particle, do all fields (photon, electron, gluon, Higgs field etc.) have the same zero-point energy or the same energy for the square or absolute value of zero-point energy for each field? or zero-point energy differs from field to field? (if so, what factors (=mass, field type (=fermionic, bosonic, etc.), vacuum expectation value of field? etc.) increase / decrease, determine zero-point energy of each field, and why?) if so or not so, how / why can you say your explanations/answers are valid, correct, and consistent? * http://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=1256
Re: higher mass -> more zero-point energy? or zero-point energy is constant??
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