correspondence principle


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correspondence principle

n.
The principle that predictions of quantum theory approach those of classical physics in the limit of large quantum numbers.
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Coherence theory relies on the notion that truth is dynamic and composed of internal relations, whereas the correspondence principle suggests that a proposition is only true if it corresponds to an external and observable phenomenon.
The correspondence principle requires agreement, in some respect, between classical mechanics and quantum mechanics in the limit of large quantum numbers.
Although it does not yet prove that we are living in a hologram, the study adds to growing evidence for the validity of the correspondence principle in our own universe, and its calculations were published in the March issue of the journal "Physical Review Letters.
They cover the statistical background, the fractional kinetics of dispersive transport, transient processes in disordered semiconductor structures, fractional kinetics in quantum dots and wires, fractional relaxation in dielectrics, and the scale correspondence principle.
In physics the correspondence principle "appeared for the first time in the old quantum theory of the atom created by Niels Bohr.
The correspondence principle has been defended as essential to respect for autonomy; it ensures that one is punished only for choices one has made, not for events one did not will or anticipate.
For larger values of n with fixed electron energies, dc increases hence oscillations vanish showing classical behavior which is according to correspondence principle.
The connection between the two fields goes back to the correspondence principle that Niels Bohr formulated around 1920, which predicts that the behavior of a quantum system in the high-energy limit should reflect the properties of the corresponding classical dynamical system.
But the general applicability of the correspondence principle certainly is not evidence for full-blown realism--but, instead, only for structural realism.
The elastic-viscoelastic correspondence principle is applied to evaluate damage growth and healing cyclic loading separately from time-dependent characteristics of the material.
Bohr proposed a rule of thumb called the correspondence principle (SN: 1/11/86, p.
Second, and far more fundamentally, Scruton violates what philosophers of science call "The Correspondence Principle.