# quantum

## Definitions

### General Science

### Computing

### Electronics

- For a given physical
__phenomenon__, such as __electromagnetic radiation__, the smallest __quantity__, such as that of __energy__, that can exist independently. For such __phenomena__, any quantity above this can only exist in multiples of this unit. In the case of __light__, for, instance, energy can be absorbed or radiated only in multiples of these discrete packages called photons. - A quantum (1) utilized as a unit. For example, the quantum of
__electromagnetic radiation__ is the __photon__, which is also called __light quantum__. - Any given
__quantity__ which can be counted or measured. - symbolQ
- synonymquantized value
- One of the finite values derived from a
__quantity__ or __phenomenon__ with an infinitely __variable__ range of values, through the __process__ of __quantization__ (1). Also called quantum (2).

### Law

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