In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, jdawe <email@example.com> wrote:
> On May 15, 7:46 pm, "Lord Androcles, Zeroth Earl of Medway" > <LordAndroc...@May2013.edu> wrote: > > "jdawe" <mrjd...@gmail.com> wrote in message > > > > news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > 'Quantum' is the study of what is small. > > ===================================== > > Nope. Quanta are single units such as atoms, electrons, photons of one > > frequency, > > size has nothing to do with it. > > > > 'Mechanics' is the study of what is large. > > > > ============================ > > Nope. Mechanics is Newton¹s laws, size has nothing > > to do with it. > > > > Quantum-Mechanics > > > > Small-Large > > > > ====================== > > Nope. Unit motion. The horse pulls the cart, you can¹t have half a horse > > so a horse is quantum mechanical. > > You can have a half horsepower electric motor, but that is not a horse. You > > can¹t have half an electron either, > > -- This message is brought to you from the keyboard of > > Lord Androcles, Zeroth Earl of Medway. > > When the fools chicken farmer Wilson and Van de faggot present an argument I > > cannot laugh at I'll retire from usenet. > > 'Quanta' does not have the same meaning as 'Quantum'. > > Quanta is plural, Quantum is Singular. > > Quantum being singular has nothing to do with size, it is a fixed 1 so > it is absolutely small with no size. > > Quanta on the other hand is all about size because it is a variable > quantity larger 1. Anything larger than 1 has a quantity therefore has > 'quanta'.
"Alumnus" is singular. "Alumni" is plural. So when a person says "I am an alumni of <institution>," he is wronggrammatically wrong, that is. He may actually be an alumnus of that institution, and the words he uses don't alter that fact.
If a physicist says "quantum" when you think he should have said "quanta," Nature doesn't care. The physics is the physics.