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jdawe
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ActionReaction: What is Quantum Mechanics?
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May 15, 2013 5:16 AM


'Quantum' is the study of what is small.
'Mechanics' is the study of what is large.
QuantumMechanics
SmallLarge
In fact instead of using 'Mechanics' the correct opposite word of Quantum is actually Quanta. Quantum being singular and Quanta being plural.
Quantum  Quanta
Small  Large
Singular  Plural
So therefore,
Quantum = Small = Singular = 1
You might like to call this a 'Quantum Singularity'.
The opposite of this is:
Quanta = Large = Plural > 1
So for something to be plural and 'large' it needs to be greater than one.
Constant  Variable
Continuum  Discrete
The Quantum Singularity is always a 1 continuous continuum therefore it is not countable.
'Quanta' is a discrete quantity that is variably greater than 1 so at least 2.
Quanta is always relative to the Quantum continuum.



