quantum mechanics meaning

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  • Noun: quantum mechanics  'kwóntum mu'kaniks
    1. The branch of quantum physics that accounts for matter at the atomic level; an extension of statistical mechanics based on quantum theory (especially the Pauli exclusion principle)

    Type of: quantum physics

    Encyclopedia: Quantum mechanics Quantum mechanics, philosophy and controversy

  • [Electronics]
    A branch of physics concerned with the behavior of matter and energy, on the basis of observable data.

  • [Medicine]
    n pl but sing or pl in constr : a theory of matter that is based on the concept of the possession of wave properties by elementary particles, that affords a mathematical interpretation of the structure and interactions of matter on the basis of these properties, and that incorporates within it quantum theory and the uncertainty principle —called also wave mechanicsquantum mechanical adj — quantum mechanically adv


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  1. course 1 makes heavy use of quantum mechanics.
  2. quantum mechanics is basically statistical in nature.
  3. quantum mechanics is an unambiguous and quantitative theory.
  4. these results are derivable from the theory of quantum mechanics.
  5. in quantum mechanics the particle need not have a definite energy.

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