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quantum mechanics

The expressions "quantum theory" and "quantum mechanics" are often used to reference what others might call, "quantum physics."
  physics:  the branch of quantum physics that accounts for matter at the atomic level
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According to quantum theory, an object can increase or decrease its energy level only by absorbing or emitting exactly enough energy to permit it to exist at another allowed energy level. In making a "quantum jump" the object simply does not exist between allowed levels. (inactive link)
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  • The expressions "quantum theory" and "quantum mechanics" are often used to reference what others might call, "quantum physics."
  • "It’s more like quantum mechanics."
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Relativity, quantum mechanics—on such nights he seems happy enough talking about whatever Werner asks.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The reason for this had to do with quantum mechanics and the waveform theory of radiation.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain

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  • Star, that’s quantum mechanics, not calculus.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Quantum mechanics had forced a smaller shift.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Quantum mechanics.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • "It would be simplest," she said diffidently, "to answer your question by saying ’magic’ just as you answered mine with ’quantum mechanics.’
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
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Associated words [difficulty]:   quantum mechanics [8]
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