
[verb] To express something in terms of a number value, measurement, or amount.
Appears in modules:
 Comparison in Scientific Research
 Description in Scientific Research
 Diffusion I
 Experimentation in Scientific Research
 Measurement
 Solutions, Solubility, and Colligative Properties
 Statistics in Science
 Temperature
 The Nitrogen Cycle
 The Process of Science
 Uncertainty, Error, and Confidence
 Using Graphs and Visual Data in Science

[verb] The application of only certain, specific values to systems, thus allowing only certain, discrete magnitudes to be associated with them.
Appears in modules:
 Atomic Theory II
 Atomic Theory III

[noun] The mathematical model that describes the behavior of subatomic particles, beyond classical particle models, by incorporating the quantization of energy and waveparticle duality. A quantum is a fixed amount of energy absorbed or released during an exchange of radiation. Quantum exchanges are often associated with the transition of particles such as electrons between an excited and ground state.

[noun] A set of four numbers that are commonly used to describe the position of an electron within an atom. These include: n, the principal quantum number; l, the angular or azimuthal quantum number; m, the magnetic quantum number; and s, the electron spin quantum number.
Appears in modules:
 Atomic Theory III
 Atomic Theory IV

[noun] A common mineral compound made of silica.
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[person] French mathematician born in Poleymieux, Lyon (17751836). Ampere researched metaphysics, physics, and chemistry, but he focused on mathematics, which he taught…
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