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- Causal Interpretation of quantum mechanicsThis interpretation of quantum mechanics is also called the "Bohmian Interpretation." It was originally proposed by(...) Read More
- closed systemSee system. Read More
- collapse of the wave functionCollapse of the wave function is the transformation from a spread-out wave function to a localized particle. To understand(...) Read More
- collapse of the wavefunctionSee article collapse of the wave function. Read More
- complementary propertiesComplementary properties are pairs of properties to which the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle applies. The Heisenberg(...) Read More
- complex numberThis is an example of a complex number: 3 + 4i. It means take 3 and add 4 times i. The letter i is the symbol for the square(...) Read More
- conjugate pairsConjugate pairs are pairs of properties to which the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle applies. Conjugate pairs are also(...) Read More
- conservation lawsPhysics includes several conservation laws. The most well-known is the Law of Conservation of Energy. This law states that(...) Read More
- conservation of energyThe Law of Conservation of Energy says that in our universe the amount of energy remains constant. Energy cannot be created(...) Read More
- conservation of matterThe Law of Conservation of Matter was abandoned as inaccurate by physicists early in the 1900’s. For more information, see(...) Read More
- conserved quantityA conserved quantity is something that remains constant in amount over time and cannot be created nor destroyed. Conserved(...) Read More
- constant A constant is a number or symbol that always has the same value. There are four types of constants: A mathematical(...) Read More
- constant of natureA constant of nature is another way of saying a "physical constant." Read More
- Copenhagen InterpretationThe Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics is the original attempt by physicists to provide an explanation for the(...) Read More
- Coulomb's LawCoulomb’s Law is a formula that allows us to calculate the electric force generated between two electrical charges.(...) Read More