NOUN
- (physics) a physical theory that certain properties occur only in discrete amounts (quanta)
How To Use quantum theory In A Sentence
- Also considered are interatomic forces and valence, the theory of solids, collision problems, radiation theory and relativistic quantum theory.
- Tamm is an outstanding theoretical physicist, and his early researches were devoted to crystallo-optics and the quantum theory of diffused light in solid bodies. Igor Y. Tamm - Biography
- The Democritean vision of elementary particles as miniature snooker balls, however, has been somewhat vitiated by quantum theory, and it is not merely the classical notion of a particle as a localisable entity which has been undermined, but the mereological notion that a composite system has a unique decomposition into elementary entities. Archive 2009-02-01
- Second, quantum theory had become the bizarre world of quantum mechanics in which causality collapses and classical physics finds itself confronted with unscaleable barriers.
- Rather, it governs the motion of the fundamental variables, the positions of the particles: In the Bohmian mechanical version of nonrelativistic quantum theory, quantum mechanics is fundamentally about the behavior of particles; the particles are described by their positions, and Bohmian mechanics prescribes how these change with time. Bohmian Mechanics
- God runs electromagnetics by wave theory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and the Devil runs them by quantum theory on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. 2009 August « Items of Interest
- It is essential for quantum theory that it should be able to annex to itself the triumphs of its predecessor.
- Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to Quantum Theory.
- In applied mathematics he studied optics, electricity, telegraphy, capillarity, elasticity, thermodynamics, potential theory, quantum theory, theory of relativity and cosmology.
- Because string theory has so much symmetry, it can accommodate the disparate faces of nature displayed by gravity and quantum theory.