He majored in mathematical physics, studying mind-bending theories of quantum mechanics and partial differential equations.
Weird as the theory is, invoking “quantum physics” is not an escape clause from obeying physical laws.
Each type of atom and molecule has its own unique spectrum, according to the rules of quantum mechanics.
Which is why it continues to go forward, even as the odds for success dip to the quantum level.
And they wield unheard of computing power; they manage to harness the immense amounts of information inherent in quantum waves.
I have something to tell you,” said Brandon grinning, “about the quantum jump.
In respect to foreigners the only guide is that of "quantum meruit."
The only question then left was the quantum of damages, to be assessed by a jury.
Now, no matter what the quantum might have been, it loses energy in kicking the atom.
quantum sufficit, my boy,” he said; “but I will eat a few of your grapes.
1610s, "one's share or portion," from Latin quantum (plural quanta) "as much as, so much as; how much? how far? how great an extent?" neuter singular of correlative pronomial adjective quantus "as much" (see quantity). Introduced in physics directly from Latin by Max Planck, 1900; reinforced by Einstein, 1905. Quantum theory is from 1912; quantum mechanics, 1922; quantum jump is first recorded 1954; quantum leap, 1963, often figurative.
quantum quan·tum (kwŏn'təm)
n. pl. quan·ta (-tə)
The smallest amount of a physical quantity that can exist independently, especially a discrete quantity of electromagnetic radiation.
This amount of energy regarded as a unit.
A quantity or an amount.
quantum Plural quanta A discrete, indivisible manifestation of a physical property, such as a force or angular momentum. Some quanta take the form of elementary particles; for example, the quantum of electromagnetic radiation is the photon, while the quanta of the weak force are the W and Z particles. See also quantum state. |