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From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
> The number of atoms is finite, but their relative positions might need
> specifying to an unlimited number of significant figures, if you want to
> be accurate.
Well, we would have to settle for a "snapshot"...since the atoms are
constantly in motion.
Given that fact, one wonders if the time delay involved in scanning
and locating the moving atoms would create any problems...
Steven C. Barr