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clas·si·cal physics

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Physics that is based on Newton's laws of motion and does not make use of quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity. ♦ Classical mechanics refers to Newton's laws of motion and other principles of mechanics based on them. Classical mechanics does not work when dealing with bodies (such as electrons) moving at speeds close to that of light, or when making measurements of atoms and subatomic particles. These phenomena can only be described by quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity.
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2) In classical physics, an element or object is either a particle or a wave with entirely different characteristics and behavior.
Under the laws of classical physics, there are theoretical limits to these processes.
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It's a theory of classical physics that I grew up with and have wondered whether it would ever be proven in my lifetime.
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