# 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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