I have probably been playing too much Mario Kart since I just acquired a WiiU but what would the
view an electron would see if it could see the energy landscape?
An electron doesn't have a mind so doesn't suddenly change on whim. An electron is totally dependent on it's
current position, momentum
and the pushes and pulls from the enviroment it is in.
If an electron's energy landscape was described through a transformation into an 2D plane,
the electron would be a bit like a rollercoaster.
Because of spin, I am imagining the Energy surface would actually be two surfaces, one above(sky) and one below (ground)
with a gap of nothing in between. In certain energy conditions, vertical tracks form between surfaces.
If an electron makes it out that gap, it has left the atom. Electron orbitals could be translated into mountainous
These energy surfaces would be extremely dynamic because of other electrons, photons, phonons, high energy particles,
nuclear movements, gravities of protons, neutrons, and other atoms and molecules coming nearby.
And probably, very slightly, Universe's gravity.
Still, I wonder what it would look like and what colours would be used?
<question's self>Is there such a thing as colour at this scale of the universe</question's self>