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  • noun Plural of quantum.

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  • noun Plural form of quantum.

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  • At the dawn of the twentieth century, German physicist Max Planck postulated that energy was radiated in tiny, discrete units, which he called quanta.

    ENTANGLED MINDS

  • At the dawn of the twentieth century, German physicist Max Planck postulated that energy was radiated in tiny, discrete units, which he called quanta.

    ENTANGLED MINDS

  • At the dawn of the twentieth century, German physicist Max Planck postulated that energy was radiated in tiny, discrete units, which he called quanta.

    ENTANGLED MINDS

  • The first: Energy is not a continuous stream, but actually a stream of discrete, if very small, units that we call quanta.

    Peter Baksa: Can Quantum Physics Explain God?

  • (The increment is to ensure the price moves up in quanta larger than a penny.)

    eBay, Fun, and Social Waste, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • And the German physicist Max Planck made one of the discoveries that would shape the century: that atoms emit radiations of energy in bursts he called quanta.

    American Sketches

  • Max K.E.L. Planck put forward his radically new idea that the radiated energy could only be emitted in quanta, i.e. portions that had a certain definite value, larger for the short wavelengths than for the long ones (equal to a constant times the frequency for each quantum).

    The Nobel Prizes in Physics 1901-2000

  • Planck suggested that radiant energy exists only in discrete packages that he called quanta.

    THE HIDDEN FACE OF GOD

  • Planck suggested that radiant energy exists only in discrete packages that he called quanta.

    THE HIDDEN FACE OF GOD

  • If the atom, at the same time as it receives from without a quantum of light, emits a quantum of light of a different magnitude, and if the difference between these two quanta is identical with the quantum of light which is bound or released when an electron passes from one path to another, the quantum of light coming from without is absorbed.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1930 - Presentation Speech

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