quantum hypothesis

quantum hypothesis

[′kwän·təm hī′päth·ə·səs]
(quantum mechanics)
A hypothesis that some physical quantity can assume only a certain discrete set of values; examples are Planck's law, and the condition in the Bohr-Sommerfeld theory that the action integral of a system must be an integral multiple of Planck's constant.
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