wave mechanics


plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: the mathematical description of atomic and subatomic particles in terms of their wave characteristics

Examples of wave mechanics in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wave mechanics was in 1926

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“Wave mechanics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wave%20mechanics. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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