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A quantum is a packet of energy that is always emitted in certain quantities. The rate at which hot bodies, such as stars, lose energy is finite. The higher the frequency of the wave, the greater the energy in each quantum.

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**quanta**. Higher frequencies of light would be emitted in higher-energy

**quanta**. This would make the energy...

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**quantum**, the more accurately you can see the particle, because the wavelengths of the light will...

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**quantum**mechanics based on the uncertainty principle. This theory does not predict definite outcomes, but potential...

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**quanta**. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle made particles seem more like waves, with their movement spread out according...

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**quantum**mechanics, the electrons would move as waves, and therefore would only form orbits where the...

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**quantum**mechanics. This does not lead to inconsistency, though, as gravitational forces are so weak compared...

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**quantum**mechanics, which introduces a minimum level of randomness.

**Quantum**theory gives particles less well-defined positions...

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**quantum**mechanics, however, leads to ideas of a finite, four-dimensional space with no boundaries. This could...

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