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wave mechanics

n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The branch of theoretical physics that mathematically represents subatomic particles as waves in fields, as in the theory of quantum electrodynamics.

wave mechanics

n
(General Physics) (functioning as singular) physics the formulation of quantum mechanics in which the behaviour of systems, such as atoms, is described in terms of their wave functions

wave mechanics

A theory that explains the behavior of subatomic particles as wave motion. Certain physical phenomena, such as the movement of an electron from one atomic shell to another, can be accurately described using this theory.
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Noun1.wave mechanics - the modern form of quantum theory; an extension of quantum mechanics based on Schrodinger's equation; atomic events are explained as interactions between particle waves
quantum mechanics - the branch of quantum physics that accounts for matter at the atomic level; an extension of statistical mechanics based on quantum theory (especially the Pauli exclusion principle)
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and Dalrymple, R., Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientist, Prentice Hall Press, 1984.
In accordance with the basic principles of wave mechanics, until a wave reaches the corresponding cross-section the value of the dynamic radial stresses must be zero.
Torres-Vega, "On coherent-state representations of quantum mechanics: wave mechanics in phase space," The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol.
(1926) The vibrational spectrum of a diatomic molecule in wave mechanics, Annalen der Physik, 80 (12), 367-396
Erwin Schrodinger and the creation of wave mechanics. Based on the laws of classical theoretical mechanics, the Austrian theoretical physicist Erwin Schrodinger (Fig.
in a similar way as in physics we have quantum field theory that emerged from the complementary matrix mechanics and wave mechanics; string theory that emerged from quantum field theories, etc.
I began to write about wave mechanics while at the University of Zurich, and produced an equation which won me the 1933 Nobel Prize along with Paul Dirac.
This textbook on quantum mechanics covers its early development; elementary wave mechanics based on the Schr|dinger equations and their solutions in one and three dimensions; the formal foundations of quantum mechanics, including the theory of angular momentum and spin-orbit coupling; extensions and approximation schemes, scattering, and many-body systems; and advanced topics, including the Dirac equation, quantum information, and the conceptual problems of quantum mechanics.
Cavity pressurization problems (circular and spherical) constitute one of the basic problems of wave mechanics and since early 1930s considerable scientific work has been published on cavity problems in classical elasticity theory [1-5].
The topics include the genesis of wave mechanics, Schrodinger's cat and her laboratory cousins, digital and open system quantum simulation with trapped ions, the Bohr-Schrodinger dialogue on quantum discontinuity, and a few reasons why Louis de Broglie discovered Broglie's waves yet did not discover Schrodinger's equation.
According to the Independent, Erwin Schrodinger won the Nobel honor for Physics in 1933 for the introduction of Schrodinger's wave, a mathematical equation of wave mechanics that is still the most widely used piece of Mathematics in modern quantum theory.