from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Music Of, relating to, or being a work that in style or form falls between the classical and popular genres.
- adj. Music Of, relating to, or being a classical composition that enjoys popular appeal because of modern elements.
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- adj. Describing classical music of broad, popular appeal
- adj. Describing any of various approximations to either relativistic or quantum mechanical physics that retains elements of classical physics
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With musical settings that evoke Rachmaninoff by way of Debussy and sometimes inflected with J. S. Bach, she often moved beyond the realm of jazz into a semiclassical sphere, although the label semiclassical really doesn't suffice, because the music is improvised.
This is what physicists call a semiclassical argument—the physics used is classical, with a few modern ideas added on.
You can make it predict the same effects as the semiclassical theory, i.e. entropy goes as area et cetera.
Examples of semiclassical models include the “Heisenberg microscope” (page 38) and the Bohr model of hydrogen (page 49).
The idea behind the semiclassical treatment of uncertainty is familiar to any dog.
The most common semiclassical explanations of decoherence leave a lot to be desired, though, as they are inaccurate, and often somewhat circular.
* He refined this later, but he was never able to come up with a convincing semiclassical counterargument, in the way that he had in all his other debates with Einstein.
I was able to explain the observations quantitatively with a semiclassical model that reli ed on the density matrix formalism to account for quantum interference effects in coupled three-level systems.
Rather, we belong in some particular semiclassical history, separated out from other histories by the process of decoherence.
(The various flavors of LQG do not qualify, in my view, because no one has shown that any of them has the required semiclassical limit, and my intuition [which could be completely wrong] is that none of them do.)