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quantum theory

Carl Schaschke

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199651450
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191744464
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A theory concerning the behaviour of physical systems first developed by German physicist Max Planck (1858–1947) in 1900. The theory is based on the idea that such systems possess certain properties, such as energy and angular momentum, in discrete amounts or quanta....

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