from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The physics of molecular, atomic, nuclear, and subnuclear systems.
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- n. That branch of physics that deals with objects smaller than a molecule
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The physics of minute masses or of the ultimate particles and structure of matter: opposed to macrophysics, which deals with bodies taken as a whole.
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As it guides our intuitions in microphysics, the No Teleology Principle is not only independent of the thermodynamic asymmetry, but conflicts with the widely-accepted doctrine that the laws of microphysics are insensitive to the distinction between past and future.
As such, I suggested, any applications of the No Teleology Principle in microphysics should be suspect.
History should play a time-symmetric role in microphysics.
I am very familiar with the so called microphysics packages reference on request.
•Amanda Sheffield, Purdue University; home: Elyria, Ohio; major: synoptic meteorology; researched the microphysics of clouds.
One application is transferring the cloud microphysics subroutine from WRF into CUDA and John Michalakes at NCAR reported a 1.3 speedup.
This comparison suggests that the radiative impact of water vapor is larger than its effects on chemistry or microphysics.
Feyerabend was particularly keen to argue that it had not and could not be shown that this interpretation of the theory was a general panacea for the problems of microphysics, or that its defenders could justifiably believe it to be unassailable.
Sandy, yes, it is true that we use time-symmetric equations to describe microphysics, but that is because empirically we find that time-symmetric equations most accurately describe our observations at the microscopic level.
Yet the climate models do not have the cloud microphysics to predict how water vapor will respond.