### Some articles on *quantum*:

... The name vector boson arises from

**quantum**field theory ...

**Quantum**superpositions of these states can be taken such that they transform under rotations just like the spatial components of a rotating vector ... If the vector boson is taken to be the

**quantum**of a field, the field is a vector field, hence the name ...

...

**Quantum**bogosort An in-joke among some computer scientists is that

**quantum**computing could be used to effectively implement a bogosort with a time complexity of O(n) ... It uses true

**quantum**randomness to randomly permute the list ... By the many-worlds interpretation of

**quantum**physics, the

**quantum**randomization spawns (where N is the number of random bits) universes and one of these will be such that this ...

**Quantum**Instrument - Description

...

**Quantum**Instrument collection acts as A

**quantum**instrument is more general than a

**quantum**operation because it records the outcome k of which operator acted on the state ...

... equations of motion with a finite, non-zero action, either in

**quantum**mechanics or in

**quantum**field theory ... Instantons are important in

**quantum**field theory because (a) they appear in the path integral as the leading

**quantum**corrections to the classical behavior of a system, and (b) they can be used ...

... states that the behavior of systems described by the theory of

**quantum**mechanics (or by the old

**quantum**theory) reproduces classical physics in the limit of large

**quantum**numbers ... it says that for large orbits and for large energies,

**quantum**calculations must agree with classical calculations ...

### More definitions of "quantum":

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*noun*): (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory).

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“A personality is an indefinite *quantum* of traits which is subject to constant flux, change, and growth from the birth of the individual in the world to his death. A character, on the other hand, is a fixed and definite *quantum* of traits which, though it may be interpreted with slight differences from age to age and actor to actor, is nevertheless in its essentials forever fixed.”

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—Antonin Artaud (1896–1948)

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—Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)