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quantum mechanics

quantum mechanics,

n the application of quantum theory to statistical mechanics to explain the properties of matter when examined at the subatomic level. See also quantum.
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When seen in the Bohr model, one can understand energy levels of the electrons and their movements around the nucleus, whereas the quantum mechanical view of an atom helps understand the possible location of electrons in relation to the nucleus.
In the counterintuitive world of quantum physics, these holes retain the quantum mechanical property called spin, the complement of the missing electron's spin.
Also, the very fact that the hard reaction in DIS is describable in perturbation theory means that we are dealing with a different quantum mechanical object than an undisturbed proton.
First, it means that quantum mechanical probability laws can prevail over the classical laws of kinetics in this complex biological system, even at normal temperatures.
iv) There are results - so-called 'no-go theorems' (associated with von Neumann, Kochen-Specker, and Bell) - that demonstrate the impossibility of supplementing the quantum mechanical formalism with 'hidden variables' so as to render all physical quantities determinate and the dynamical laws governing physical quantities deterministic.
1942) reasoned from quantum mechanical considerations that black holes might have a temperature.
In an article in the November/December 1992 issue entitied "The Wise Silence," Robert Lanza says that, according to the current quantum mechanical view of reality, "We are all the ephemeral forms of a consciousness greater than ourselves.
The elegant treatment of electrons and photons in nanostructures using the first-principles quantum mechanical theories, as well as the broad coverage from basic structures to passive components and active devices, makes it a unique reference for scientists and students interested in this area.
Humankind used reflection of light from a metal mirror on a daily basis for millennia, but the quantum mechanical magic behind this familiar phenomenon is only now being uncovered.
Goetz, added : "Our software enables QM/MM simulations with a variety of advanced quantum mechanical models, and by integrating it with the popular AMBER molecular simulation package, which is used by hundreds of academic and industrial research labs, we can reach a very large user bas.
However, an MIT professor of quantum mechanical engineering, Seth Lloyd said that NSA's focus is not misplaced as the E.
Mathematical and quantum mechanical equations are minimal.