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Elyssa Smith 4B
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Quantum

Postby Elyssa Smith 4B » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:16 am

What does it mean for variables to be 'quantized' or 'discrete'?

Alexis Webb 2B
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Re: Quantum

Postby Alexis Webb 2B » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:01 am

I think it means that they must be whole numbers like 1,2,3,4 not 1.2 or 2.4. They cannot be continuous.

Alexis Webb 2B
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Re: Quantum

Postby Alexis Webb 2B » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:22 am

Actually, it means they are specific numbers not continuous.

Chetas Holagunda 3H
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Re: Quantum

Postby Chetas Holagunda 3H » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:15 am

They have to be in integer values like n=1,2,3 and it means that it is the smallest transferrable unit I think.

AArmellini_1I
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Re: Quantum

Postby AArmellini_1I » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:36 am

It's like Lavelle described in lecture, we assume water flowing from a facet in continuous but when we zoom in and reduce the flow, eventually gaps begin to form because you're not going to have half a water molecule so to be quantized refers to minimal whole values (n = 1,2,3...)

Robin Cadd 1D
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Re: Quantum

Postby Robin Cadd 1D » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:45 am

The following link may be helpful in answering your question:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... di9N0EQrG7


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