from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To limit the possible values of (a magnitude or quantity) to a discrete set of values by quantum mechanical rules.
- transitive verb To apply quantum mechanics or the quantum theory to.
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- verb transitive, physics To
limitthe numberof possible valuesof a quantity, or statesof a system, by applying the rulesof quantum mechanics
- verb transitive, telecommunications To
approximatea continuously varying signalby one whose amplitudecan only have a setof discretevalues
- verb transitive, music To shift each
beatin a rhythmic patternto the nearest beat of a given resolution( eighth note, sixteenth note, etc.), or to adjust the frequencyor pitchof a note to the nearest perfect tonein a given musical scale
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- verb approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
- verb apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor
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“I asked you to use your own words, and quantize is what you came up with?”
Hannes: You can't naively quantize gravity that is true.
Finally, quantize the theory by promoting one variable in the canonical pair to a differential operator.
This is an undecided question that ultimately requires knowing how to quantize gravity.
Radiation exposure can have very long term effects and are often difficult to quantize.
Ted, you've totally missed something critical - you've attempting to quantize social costs.
These loopy ideas don't pass elementary tests AFAIU, such as showing how one can quantize axiomatically or how to extract dynamics.
Really you have to quantize the electromagnetic field, and then the interaction between charged particles is governed by the exchange of photons, which are excitations of the EM field.
Now with hbar = 1 if we quantize this Hamiltonian with
So quantize in a Fourier basis on the n-dimensional torus.