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Question 1: An example of an entity that is quantized is the energy transfer of ________ of matter (called fermions) and of photons and other bosons.
Elementary particleStandard ModelParticle physicsQuark

Question 2: This means that the magnitude can take on only certain discrete ________ values, rather than any value, at least within a range.
NumberReal numberIrrational numberComplex number

Question 3: As incorporated into the theory of ________, this is regarded by physicists as part of the fundamental framework for understanding and describing nature at the infinitesimal level, for the very practical reason that it works.
Schrödinger equationIntroduction to quantum mechanicsQuantum mechanicsWave–particle duality

Question 4: In ________, a quantum (plural: quanta) is the minimum unit of any physical entity involved in an interaction.
Quantum mechanicsPhysicsParticle physicsUniverse

Question 5: A photon, for example, is a single quantum of light, and may thus be referred to as a "________".
ElectronPhotonStandard ModelAtom

Question 6: The energy of an electron bound to an ________ (at rest) is said to be quantized, which results in the stability of atoms, and of matter in general.
MoleculeNeutronAtomPhoton

Question 7: The word comes from the ________ "quantus", for "how much." Behind this, one finds the fundamental notion that a physical property may be "quantized", referred to as "quantization".
LatinVulgar LatinOld LatinRoman Empire

Question 8: There is a related term of ________.
Azimuthal quantum numberAtomQuantum numberParity (physics)
















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